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#1 fredkarno

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:48 AM

I'm stumped and need help!



Maybe a cavalry uniform? I'm thinking this way due to the sabre and what looks like a'saddle' in the attached photo.



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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:27 PM

I'm stumped and need help!



Maybe a cavalry uniform? I'm thinking this way due to the sabre and what looks like a'saddle' in the attached photo.



PossiblyAttached File  Cyril Seymour Hodges.JPG   37.5KB   0 downloads circa 1890 - 1900.



Any ideas gratefully received!!!


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He is an infantry officer as that is an infantry pattern Patrol Jacket with four rows of frogging (other arms usually had at least five). Units whose officers wore an embroidered (bullion wire) 8 pointed star surmounted by a crown as a ('staff' type) forage cap badge included the Devonshire Regt and the East Surrey Regt.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:24 AM

Thanks so much, Frogsmile!



And thanks for the adcive about posting on the other site. Great idea.

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He is an infantry officer as that is an infantry pattern Patrol Jacket with four rows of frogging (other arms usually had at least five). Units whose officers wore an embroidered (bullion wire) 8 pointed star surmounted by a crown as a ('staff' type) forage cap badge included the Devonshire Regt and the East Surrey Regt.



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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:28 AM

Thanks so much, Frogsmile!



And thanks for the adcive about posting on the other site. Great idea.

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He is wearing a Staff Pattern Forage Cap for a non-Royal regiment which had a black oak leaf patterned band and a netted button at top centre.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:37 AM

And cap.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:09 AM

Thank you very much for the uniform information. Very helpful indeed.



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He is wearing a Staff Pattern Forage Cap for a non-Royal regiment which had a black oak leaf patterned band and a netted button at top centre.



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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

This is the officer's East Surrey Regiment forage cap badge of the period.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

This is the officer's East Surrey Regiment forage cap badge of the period.


Brilliant image. Here is the Devon's Officers equivalent to compare. On balance I would say the OP photo looks more like Devons (based on perceived 'shape' of central device in light and shadow), what do you think?

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