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possible Boer war uniform?

possible Boer war uniform?

Posted: 25 Feb 2013 11:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Feb 2013 1:42PM GMT

I have an old photo that I can't date and wondered if the uniform gave any clues. Looking at the net I would guess at Boer war - but experts out there may be able to confirm this.

Many, many thanks


Re: possible Boer war uniform?

Posted: 3 Mar 2013 11:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Mar 2013 12:02AM GMT
Here's the information on North Camp where the photo was taken. Many regiments and corps moved through Aldershot. You might want to research where he was born and compare the local home regiments insignia to see if they generally match what you can make out of hos collar.

The uniform tunic with the round cuffs looks like a pattern 1881 tunic. "Royal" regiments had blue as the color for cuffs and collar and other regiments had off white (buff). IThe collar is too indistinct to make out the regimental badge. From the hairstyle and background in the photo I'd say mid 1880's to mid 1890's. Perhaps one of the British military colletor websites could identify it a bit better-

Re: possible Boer war uniform?

Posted: 4 Mar 2013 12:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
These folks might help also- they're usually pretty good at figuring out regimental insignia.
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