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Old 31-07-20, 09:55 AM
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Default Identifying my GG-grandfather's badge&uniform

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I recently got given a picture of my great-great-grandfather (we think!) and was trying to identify his uniform. He has a cap badge and one along his neck (Royal Engineers?) and quite distinct emboridery on the uniform. If anyone is able to shed some light on this, that's be great.
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Old 31-07-20, 02:45 PM
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he is not an engineer. I suspect it is not a Regular Army uniform but a Victorian era civilian organisation of some type.

Not quite the same but St Johns Ambulance is here from that time. https://www.sja.org.uk/what-we-do/ou...ge-and-museum/
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Looks like a lion and a corn stack
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Old 31-07-20, 02:51 PM
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I think the term is wheat sheaf.

Not British army.
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Police Officer, possibly Inspector or above.

The arm badge is a St. John Ambulance qualification badge, common in police forces at that time.

Altcar will know.

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Lion and wheatsheath - a Cheshire link?
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he is not an engineer. I suspect it is not a Regular Army uniform but a Victorian era civilian organisation of some type.

Not quite the same but St Johns Ambulance is here from that time. https://www.sja.org.uk/what-we-do/ou...ge-and-museum/
Thanks for the speedy reply. St John's makes more sense.
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Lion and wheatsheath - a Cheshire link?
Chesire would make sense as he was from Macclesfield. Thanks!
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