Im still confused here, ive added photographs as requested, the one with crossed swords was early 1915, the one with the Grenade insignia was during 1916 back in Blighty with Malaria, both insignia were worn at the same time.
Does this indicate Rank Sergeant with qulifications of instructor in PTI & Bombing ???
7th OX & Bucks Pte 9/9/14,
posted Pte 26/9/14
appointed La/Cpl 5/10/15,
promoted Cpl 15/11/14,
promoted Sgt 11/8/15,
appointed acting CSM 3/10/16, this appears to be whilst serving CSM was admitted to hospital Salonica as he reverts to Sergt 30/11/16 when CSM returns from hospital
Depot 27/1/17 prior to Cadet candidate training 3rd Cadet School Bristol,
discharged commission West Riding Regt 25/9/17
does this help the CSM appointment would have been i presume in the field hence would not relate to the photographs which show the details of rank insignia whilst a Sgt in 1915 & 1916
As for the colour of the flames i would be presumed as blue, however as the colour appears as tan is this due to fading ??