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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.
Possibly Cyril Seymour Hodges.JPG 37.5KB 0 downloads circa 1890 - 1900.
Any ideas gratefully received!!!
Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:24 am
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.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:28 am
Thanks so much, Frogsmile!
And thanks for the adcive about posting on the other site. Great idea.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:09 am
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.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:40 pm
Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:15 am
This is the officer's East Surrey Regiment forage cap badge of the period.