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Old 23-10-19, 06:37 AM
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Hi all,
Could anyone shed some light on the photo please?
I assume itís a British soldier, photographed post-war, but canít read his shoulder titles, so have no idea as to his regiment. The medals are also baffling me...obviously he has the 39-45 and Burma Stars, but the third ribbon has me flummoxed. It appears to be one plain colour with a MiD spray attached.
Iíd be grateful for any info.
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Old 23-10-19, 12:39 PM
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Hi Paul, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Formation sign could be North Western Army India.
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MID for post war service where no campaign medal is awarded.

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MID for post war service where no campaign medal is awarded.
Or a wartime award, the photo apparently being taken before the War Medal was instituted in 1946.
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Thanks gents.
Anyone care to take a guess at the shoulder titles?
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Thanks Bill
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Old 24-10-19, 08:25 AM
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I think that the photograph dates from around 1945/46. I also think that the shoulder title is vital clue. It appears to have an S as the last letter so could possibly read KINGS, R.SIGS, or WILTS. A close up of the shoulder title would be useful.
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Unfortunately, itís a copy of a photo sent to me by my mother, so thatís as good as it gets Iím afraid.
Apparently, itís a chap that my Nan was engaged to before she met my grandad [or during...you never know with my family].
My mother thinks he might have been a Pole, but not sure.
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I’ve tried enlarging the photo but it’s too pixelated.
I don’t think the letter before the ‘S’ is a ‘G’, but it could possibly be a T’?
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