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Old 06-08-22, 09:06 AM
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Default Kings County Militia

Getting a little faded but still a good little photo. I don't collect in this area so I have not much Idea about the unit. Not much to be found on line. Hope you like the image.
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Old 06-08-22, 01:35 PM
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The lineage can be seen here: Militia King's County - ....

There is also an illustration there that should match the scroll badge on the pill box cap he has on his knee.
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Old 06-08-22, 03:17 PM
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Thats the 1st time I've seen that sort of badge in an actual headdress.
Thanks for showing.
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Glad you like it. Thanks for the link Henk.
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Old 06-08-22, 06:20 PM
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A nice photo.

Not doubting your attribution but I presume there is some annotation to the reverse to make it identifiable as King’s County Militia and not one of the many others who wore a similar scroll badge?

As you say not a lot online so I’m unaware of uniform distinctions.
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Hello Luke. Nothing on the back old chap. But that might not help anyway as any notation, unless in the hand of the period (or even then) could be inaccurate. I based my assumption on the shape of the badge because as I said, I don't have much knowledge of the unit. Interesting to know that there were other similar shaped badges to other units. Perhaps you could post one or two for comparison?
At the moment I'm happy to go with King's County, still based on the badge, but would be happy to be proved wrong, and have a positive I'd based on maybe uniform also.
The big problem is there isn't much online information I have come across to do that myself.
Perhaps someone on the forum who specialises in militia could help?
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In fact all militia regiments of that period (from ~1858) had such a scroll badge.
I have pictures of 49 of them (use the link in my signature to get to them, rather obvious > Great Britain > Militia > etc.).

As long as you can not read what is n the scroll, it could be any Infantry Militia Regiment.
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At the moment I'm happy to go with King's County, still based on the badge, but would be happy to be proved wrong, and have a positive I'd based on maybe uniform also.
Billyh
I’m no militia specialist but there are dozens of these militia type scrolls each with a different name on them.

I would really not be happy to claim in any way shape or form it’s King’s County and in all likelihood based on numbers and probability alone isn’t.

You have, like most pictures of these standard militia scrolls, an unidentified militia regiment c.1850s-1880s.
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Thanks Luke. A bit more knowledge gained.
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