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#26 high wood

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:54 AM

Another photograph of a Hertfordshire Regiment soldier wearing shoulder titles as collar badges.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:09 AM

I'm gobsmacked by all this ....... will definitely have to get out more!

Tremendously informative.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:32 PM

1/6th King's Liverpool Regiment. Note the black hunting horn buttons. Picture possibly taken in 1918.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:48 PM

8th Bn Buffs.





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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:42 PM

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#31 JulianB

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:37 PM

Regarding post 47 that is the 5th Bn KLR (as in my post 22), not 6th.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 10:06 AM

Cheshire Regiment territorial battalion.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 02:27 PM

V E R Y NICE!

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:54 PM

Wearing his shoulder titles on the collar as he had no shoulder straps to fit them to?

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:48 AM

off to the smoke 2morrow for a couple of days, normal service will resume end of week.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:06 PM

Bairnsfather did it too

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:56 PM

Indeed he did, but he was an officer so he was expected to.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:51 PM

Summary:

Use of a collar badge of some sort [often a shoulder title in gilding metal] was surprisingly common in the war period.

In no particular order, and not distinguishing between SD or 'Kitchener Blues', the following REGIMENTS have been noted above as having a collar badge for at least one of their battalions:

E Surrey
Essex
NF
Herts
Cheshire
Kings Liverpool
Buffs
DLI
RF
Inn. F
Welsh
KOYLI
MG Guards
Leicester
Ox and Bucks
Y&L
W Yks
Yorks
9th Suffolk

and, of course, Pioneer battalions of almost all regiments.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:45 PM

95341 Pte James Bayliss, 15th (Reserve) battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, August 1915.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:51 PM

Grump - you can add 9th (Service) Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment to your list.
Most of them seem to have shoulder titles as collars like this, although a handful have shoulder straps on this pattern of Kitchener Blue with the titles on, and some have no titles at all...

PS: If any of you have genuine examples of Kitchener Blue kit it would be great to see a fresh thread dedicated to it...
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:54 PM

"Royal Fusiliers with collar bombs. Note the shorts, hose tops and fancy puttee winding! Small cloth patch at the top of the sleeve. Anyone like to have a go at the Battalion?"

The 11th Battalion men often appear with bombs on their collars such as Cpl G Miles, MM seen here in 1917
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE (Chief_Chum @ Mar 17 2010, 10:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If any of you have genuine examples of Kitchener Blue kit it would be great to see a fresh thread dedicated to it...

Taff

Have you seen this thread?

http://1914-1918.inv...howtopic=140724

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:42 PM

I have seen photos of members of 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment TF wearing shoulder titles on the collar - as per the Herts Rgt example in post 3. The pix seem to be of men serving overseas with 1/1st btn during 1915. No instances later in the war, as far as I know.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:06 PM

I wonder if Pte Bayliss (post 59) wears collar badges because that particular battalion, 15/King's, was home based !?

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 12:59 AM

QUOTE (Wainfleet @ Mar 18 2010, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Taff

Have you seen this thread?

http://1914-1918.inv...howtopic=140724

Regards,

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Hi Wainfleet,

No I hadn't - but it is exactly what I had in mind! Shame about the lack of original kit (although I not surprised). One of the Khaki Chums owned the PoW jacket mentioned by Paul and still regrets parting with it. I wonder where it is now...

Thanks for that. It's a fascinating subject and no one seems to have covered it in detail.

CHeers,

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:37 AM

4/2925 Pte Robin Joseph Wiles, 1/4th Hampshire Regiment. Photograph taken in Quetta.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 07:50 PM

4/2925 Pte Robin Joseph Wiles, 1/4th Hampshire Regiment. Photograph taken in Quetta.


Great photo, but I do not think it is either Kitchener blues, or SD. It looks more like Blue Patrols.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 08:07 PM

<img src="http://www.todayinli...er-200x316.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> Bairnsfather did it too


Glad to see this post back at the top. The man has his cap badge facing the wrong way. (post No.56 Royal Warwickshire Regt)

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 01:13 AM

Glad to see this post back at the top. The man has his cap badge facing the wrong way. (post No.56 Royal Warwickshire Regt)


Curious, and not a reversed picture as his buttons still go the right way, and he appears to use the same wrong-way badge in some shots of him in his Officers gor'blimey cap. Perhaps a right-side collar badge being used as a cap badge, rather than a left-side one which would at least have faced the "correct" way?

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:30 AM

Unknown soldier KSLI; Teddy Boy battalion.

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