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uniform identification, possibly French

uniform identification, possibly French

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 6:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Feb 2012 8:13PM GMT
Hello

Can anybody help me identify this uniform,sorry for bad picture quality.I knownothing about the picture but hope the uniform may give me clues.
I have a feeling this may be my french great great grndfather and English great great grandmother but i am unsure as i have never seen their photos before.
Any info at all evena possible date woud be so helpful.
Thankyou in advance
Katie
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Re: uniform identification, possibly French

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 2:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Mar 2012 11:26PM GMT
I don't believe the man not is in the French army but a British officer in the Royal Horse Artillery.

see http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyuniforms/britishar...

Re: uniform identification, possibly French

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 8:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ahh yes pictures are identical,Thankyou so much for your help much apreciated.
Katie

Re: uniform identification, possibly French

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 6:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Katie,
Does the photo relate to members of the Morel Family.
Many thanks,Robert Eastwood

Re: uniform identification, possibly French

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 7:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Robert we think so, the photo came from Gladys Eastwood and Ernest Morels son Bernard Morel and his wife Audrey! Unfortunately we don't have a name so can only speculate at present!

Regards Katie

Re: uniform identification, possibly French

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 6:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Katie,
Thank you. I will ask Bernard & Audrey. I have been in contact with them recently, but had not seen the photo at that point. Bernard is my cousin.
Thanks again. Best wishes for the New Year,
Robert

Re: uniform identification, possibly French

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 10:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Robert
Unfortunately they do not know who was in the photo either. There was no writing on the back and the photo was amongst Bernies fathers things. I was trying to get clues from the photo age, country ect.
Best wishes for the New Year to yourself and family aswell :)
Katie xx

Re: uniform identification, possibly French

Posted: 27 Dec 2012 3:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, Katie,
Looking at the Militaty Record of Edward Morrell (Morel) He was in the 20th Hussars, Enlisted in 1914, Married in 1918 and looking at the wedding dress it all appears to be the wedding of Edward & Phoebe.
Regards
Robert

Re: uniform identification, possibly French

Posted: 27 Dec 2012 3:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Robert, Katie, before you get carried away, please be aware that soldier in the photograph has flaming grenade collar dogs, so certainly wasn't in the 20th Hussars; he's an artillery man.

Regards
Jeff

Re: uniform identification, possibly French

Posted: 27 Dec 2012 3:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Jeff.
I will look again!
Regards
Robert
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