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Old 08-04-20, 08:56 AM
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I have just found this photograph in a group on Facebook where someone is trying to identify a family member from this photograph whilst clearing her father's house.

They aren't getting very far so I wondered if anyone on here would be able to identify it?

At first look, I thought it looked very similar to a family photo I have from someone in the 15th/19th Hussars in the 1930s. Is it a similar unit to that?

Thanks,

Michael
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Old 08-04-20, 09:07 AM
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Going by the sabretache I would say West Kent Yeomanry.

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Old 08-04-20, 09:23 AM
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Have always found this site useful when identifying similar Regiments and Yeomanry.

http://www.hussards-photos.com/UK_home.htm

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Old 08-04-20, 09:24 AM
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Brilliant, thanks Luke.

Thanks Simon, I'll bear it in mind.
Michael
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Hi all,

I have just found this photograph in a group on Facebook where someone is trying to identify a family member from this photograph whilst clearing her father's house.

They aren't getting very far so I wondered if anyone on here would be able to identify it?

At first look, I thought it looked very similar to a family photo I have from someone in the 15th/19th Hussars in the 1930s. Is it a similar unit to that?

Thanks,

Michael
He is an officer of the Queen’s Own West Kent Yeomanry circa late 1890s.
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Old 08-04-20, 10:20 AM
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Thanks Toby, that's great.

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As the chap's name is on the photograph, Geoffrey Something, his career should be easy to follow using the appropriate army lists. Presumably the photograph was taken in 1897.
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I think he's East Kent Mounted Rifles/Yeomanry although someone with more knowledge of plume colours may put me right and confirm he's West Kent.
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