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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:48 PM

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I have been asked if I can identify the uniform it is thought that it may be British or Canadian. Any ideas?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:07 PM

Tibet Medal?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:16 PM

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I have been asked if I can identify the uniform it is thought that it may be British or Canadian. Any ideas?



Any chance of a close up of the collar badges and shoulder titles?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:37 PM

Best i can do


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:59 PM

Best i can do


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Needs to be from the original--which hopefully will be sharper and devoid of pixels!! which I assume are a diminutive form of pixies!!?:D

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:06 PM

I'll be first to jump in then...13th Hussars

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:53 PM

I have been asked if I can identify the uniform it is thought that it may be British or Canadian. Any ideas?


Perhaps Imperial Russian going by the 'shoulder boards'?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:57 PM

I'll be first to jump in then...13th Hussars

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The epaulettes don't look very British--rather think that they should be chain-mail type for cavalry? Could this be a continental outfit?

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:15 AM

Sad old me. I was thinking in bed last night he looks Pre revelution Russian. Mrs looks very Tsar Nicholas period.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:18 AM

Thanks for the replies so far. I have asked for a better scan of the photo and have also been told that the photo appears to have been taken by Lang Sims, of Brixton Road SW. Funnily enough I thought the woman looked quite Russian.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:28 AM

Thanks for the replies so far. I have asked for a better scan of the photo and have also been told that the photo appears to have been taken by Lang Sims, of Brixton Road SW. Funnily enough I thought the woman looked quite Russian.

Imperial Russian Miltary Attache I suspect, as that would explain Brixton, being in uniform and the presence of his wife.




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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:15 AM

I have now received information that the uniform could be late Victorian. Could the epaulettes be from a musician?

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:19 AM

Certainly look like the collars are surmounted by the Kings Crown to me....would Russian's wear such a thing?

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:19 PM

Certainly look like the collars are surmounted by the Kings Crown to me....would Russian's wear such a thing?

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The Russian Imperial crown 'badge' was similar in appearance to the British one and if you look at the large cypher on the completely un-British shoulder boards it takes a typical Russian form.



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Posted 02 March 2011 - 05:02 PM

The curiosity to me is that he appears to have a Queen's South Africa Medal?

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:26 PM

The curiosity to me is that he appears to have a Queen's South Africa Medal?


I've been thinking that too, an excellent match:

http://postimage.org...9dlic/27639689/

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:08 PM

found this on a site selling replica russian uniforms from various eras, this was the shoulder detail of what was listed as ww1 Imperial Russian does it help?


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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:19 PM

I get your point about the shoulder boards and titles FROGSMILE. I don't think the collars are the Russian Imperial Crown though....aren't Russian more like the Queens Crown in shape? I can't find any reference to Russians wearing such collars and as is outlined the medal ribbon doesn't seem to add up.

Does anyone have any Russian photos from the era?

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:20 AM

I get your point about the shoulder boards and titles FROGSMILE. I don't think the collars are the Russian Imperial Crown though....aren't they more the Queens Crown shape? I can't find any reference to Russians wearing such collars and as is outlined the medal ribbon doesn't seem to add up.

Does anyone have any Russian photos from the era?





The shoulder boards are key (a good link from the previous poster) and I assure you that the Imperial Russian monarchy had a crown included in some of their military regalia. Checkout this link: http://ua-ru.com/bad...ntOfficers1.php

Russians also wore medal ribbons on their tunics, and in any case he might even have been given a British decoration, as diplomatic staff sometimes are.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:51 AM

I've sent a PM to 'Cossack' on the British Military Badge Forum. If he gets back to me I'll post his thoughts if he is not a member of this forum. Regards, Paul. -Medal ribbon does look British to me but he should be able to give an opinion.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:17 AM

Found a couple of similar photos...can't find any with collars though....both Russian...

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:00 PM

Thank you for all your efforts, this query seems to have spurred a lot of interest.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:37 PM

From the same site again, this time a full view. Check out the pockets on the chest,they are also similar, unfortunately the chap modelling it hasn't got a moustache as impressive!!!:D



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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:50 PM

came across this on e-bay just now, LOOK!



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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:19 PM

came across this on e-bay just now, LOOK!



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That's interesting, I'll ask my friend to do more digging into her relative's background.