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Old 08-09-18, 03:31 PM
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Default The King's (Liverpool) Regiment.

Two photographs possibly taken at Arras. The soldier at top right in the group photograph is the man in the single photograph.
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Old 08-09-18, 03:57 PM
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Two photographs possibly taken at Arras. The soldier at top right in the group photograph is the man in the single photograph.
I’ve often seen Great War period group photos with ‘The Knuts’ lightheartedly sported as the chaps’ chosen handle. Also seen ‘The Byng Boys’ a number of times too. Were these perhaps popular musical hall acts of the day?

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Old 08-09-18, 04:10 PM
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Nice photo's good images of the cap badge too.
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I’ve often seen Great War period group photos with ‘The Knuts’ lightheartedly sported as the chaps’ chosen handle. Also seen ‘The Byng Boys’ a number of times too. Were these perhaps popular musical hall acts of the day?

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The question's been asked before.
Knut's were swankers:

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/...a-knut-please/
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Old 08-09-18, 04:40 PM
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The question's been asked before.
Knut's were swankers:

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/...a-knut-please/
Ah! All becomes clear. Swanks very much, Leigh.

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Checked my old Penguins "A Dictionary of Historical Slang".

Knut, k-nut. (The K- pronounced.) A very stylish (young) man about town; a dandy: from ca 1905. Prob. NUT orig. = head and knut has perhaps been influenced by KNOB. See also FILBERT.

B'hoys also crops up on some WWI era photos and postcards.

B'hoys. 'A town rowdy; a gay fellow'' Thornton: ex U.S. (1846), anglicised - almost wholly in the latter sense - ca 1865, Ex Irish pronounciation.
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The soldier at top right in the group photograph is the man in the single photograph.
Was placing the chinstrap above the cap badge a regimentally approved method of wear, or was it a personal affectation?

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Old 09-09-18, 09:28 PM
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It'll be a personal affectation, along with practises such a s slitting and plaiting the chinstrap.
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It would also help to keep the cap badge in place.
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It'll be a personal affectation, along with practises such a s slitting and plaiting the chinstrap.
Thanks Leigh, HW. I'd have quoted you both but I can't seem to put two quotes into one message.

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Was placing the chinstrap above the cap badge a regimentally approved method of wear, or was it a personal affectation?

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It would also help to keep the cap badge in place.
Here's another...

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