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Old 16-09-18, 03:11 PM
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I need help identifying the regiment to which the man in the photo belonged to. I have trawled the internet for anything resembling his cap badge but cannot find a thing!

The photo was taken by the Seaman company based in Yarmouth and Colchester.

This could be a member of the Gilbert family of Great Bowden, Leicestershire of which there were many sons. The only son I know who was in WWI was John Gilbert who sadly died in 1918 who belonged to the Bedfordshire Regiment.
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Old 19-09-18, 08:45 AM
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Welcome to the forum and your post is open for comments. A close up o he cap badge would help.

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Old 19-09-18, 08:52 AM
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Possibly North Staffs Regt or Army Cyclist Corps or........... but hard to say without better image.
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Old 19-09-18, 08:57 AM
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North Staffs looks promising to me also

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Old 19-09-18, 09:41 AM
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Hmmm dunno - I'm wondering now, Royal Artillery?
Hopefully all will become clear with a good hi Res scan of the badge.
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Old 19-09-18, 09:59 AM
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[QUOTE=Cara;454385....

... The only son I know who was in WWI was John Gilbert who sadly died in 1918 who belonged to the Bedfordshire Regiment.[/QUOTE]

A quick check shows a "J Gilbert", Beds Regt died 1918.
This may or may not be the "correct" J Gilbert.

Last name
GILBERT
First name(s)
Rank
Private
Service number
41085
Regiment
Bedfordshire Regiment
Country of service
United Kingdom
Date of death
Sunday, January 20, 1918

Private
GILBERT, J
Service Number 41085

Died 20/01/1918

Aged 19

1st Bn.
Bedfordshire Regiment

Son of John and Letitia Gilbert, of Lorne House, Fairfield Rd., Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

First Name:
J
Surname:
Gilbert
Incident Details:
War Office Daily List No.5429
Incident Date:
29/11/1917
More Information:
Entitled to wear a "Wound Stripe" as authorised under Army Order 204 of 6th July 1916. The terms of this award being met by being named in this list.
Rank:
Private
Service Number:
41085
Casualty Listed As:
Wounded.
Next Of Kin Address:
Market Harborough
Service:
British Army
Primary Unit:
Bedfordshire Regiment
Archive Reference:
NLS 1917_WList

Collection:
First World War Daily Reports (Missing, Wounded & Prisoner of War)



First Name:
J
Surname:
Gilbert
Incident Details:
War Office Daily List No. 5494
Incident Date:
16/02/1918
Rank:
Private
Service Number:
41085
Casualty Listed As:
Accidentally killed
Next Of Kin Address:
Market Harborough
Service:
British Army
Primary Unit:
Bedfordshire Regiment
Archive Reference:
NLS 1918_WList29


First Name:
J
Surname:
Gilbert
Rank:
Private
Service Number:
41085
Ailment:
Gunshot wound, buttocks and left eye
Date of Admission for Original Ailment:
25/10/1917
Notes written by FWR when Transcribing:
Walking wounded.
Regiment:
Bedfordshire Regiment
Battalion:
1st Battalion
Other unit info:
5th Division


First Name:
John
Surname:
Gilbert
DOB:
Circa 1899
Age:
19
Birth Town:
Great Bowden, Leicester
Resided Town:
Market Harlborough
Nationality:
British
Date of Death:
20/01/1918
Fate:
Died
Information:
Parents: John and Letitia Gilbert, of Lorne House, Fairfield Rd., Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
Rank:
Private
Service Number:
41085
Duty Location:
France And Flanders
Service:
British Army
Regiment:
Bedfordshire Regiment
Battalion:
1st Battalion
Commemorated:
Britain

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Old 22-09-18, 09:33 AM
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Thanks everyone for your kind replies. Having compared the photo to the North Staffs badge, I am pretty sure that's what it is!
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