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Old 19th October 2009, 11:01   #1
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Uniform Identification

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I'm new to the forum and am hoping somebody out there will be able to help with this problem. I would like to know which regiment my husband's grandfather served with in WW1. With a name of Christopher George Smith it has been impossible to identify anything from the National Archives and this particular Smith is not in the burned records! All I know is that he was with horses and that he used to sleep with them to keep warm. I have two photos of him wearing different uniforms and wondered if anyone can tell how I could go about trying to identify the regiment from these photos. Clutching at straws really but one lives in hope! Thanks.

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Old 19th October 2009, 15:38   #2
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Re: Uniform Identification

Hi,
Welcome to the F.H.U.K research forums,
We hope you have success in your research and please do not hesitate in asking us for help, all you need to do is select the appropriate forum, and post your question/s, with as much relevant information that you have in your possession, then our members will endeavour to find, or at least point you in the right direction of those answers.
You will find all our members helpful and very friendly and only to willing to help. If you post the pictures , someone might be able to identify the regiment by the uniform,

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Hi Lindylu,

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Please post your pictures and we will have a look and hopefully someone will be able to indenfify what section of the army he was in.

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Old 19th October 2009, 19:11   #4
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Re: Uniform Identification

Hi

I was going to post pictures with my first message but couldn't see how to do it. I can see the sign for inserting image but am then stumped when asked for URL. Advice on how do this would be much appreciated.

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Old 19th October 2009, 19:35   #5
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If you have the picture on your PC's photo suite, just click the browse button and search for the right picture and click 'select'.
Then when selected click 'Upload' and wait for a while.

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Old 19th October 2009, 20:02   #6
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Re: Uniform Identification

Thanks Steve for the advice. However, when I post a reply, at the bottom of the screen it says on the posting rules that I may not post attachments so it looks like I have not been allowed for some reason to do this. Perhaps you have to have used the forum for a while before permission is given?

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Hi Linda,

Newbies have the first 3 posts moderated, you have reached 3, so try again.


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Hi everybody

Hurrah! Now I can post my photos! It's not very clear but in the one sitting on a horse there is a plume on his 'hat' (sorry can't think of the right terminology!). The second photo is said to be taken after he had been wounded. One other piece of information that may or not be useful is that Christopher Smith lived in Cardiff. Oh, and also I found a photo taken in 1944 which shows he only had 2 medals so can't have joined at the beginning of the war. May look at the Christopher Smith medal roll again and see if that whittles it down at all.

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Re: Uniform Identification

A qualification to my previous post - don't know that it makes any difference but I like to get my facts straight. The two medals on the photo appear to be the 1914 star (based on the fact that it seems to have the bar) and the Victory medal so I reverse my earlier statement and now assume that he was in the army at the beginning of the war.

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The second picture ties in with what you said about Christopher being wounded. I think the hospital uniform would have been blue and white.

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