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Uniform Identification 8 months 5 days ago #82488

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Hello
I recently inherited this photo and I am trying to Identify to uniform
Wonder if anyone could possibly help
I am thinking it may be my Great Grandfather who was in the A H Corps number 1562
Thank you for your time
Cathy

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Uniform Identification 8 months 5 days ago #82491

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I'm not 100% certain, but from this uniform, particularly the collar , I think you are right. I'm sure that someone here can confirm.

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Uniform Identification 8 months 4 days ago #82498

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Thank you for your Reply
I do hope someone will be able to confirm
It would mean a lot to me
Regards Cathy

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Uniform Identification 8 months 4 days ago #82500

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Hello Cathy
Welcome to the forum.
Is it possible that you can supply your G Grandfather's name and where he was born?
The more clues you can share, may help answer your question

Dave.....
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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Dave

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Uniform Identification 8 months 2 days ago #82522

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Hi, I have a photo of my great grandfather in what looks like a boer war uniform. He was a coal miner an we not aware of any service history. Could it be a prop in a photography setting? His name was John Spencer b1875 from Brimington, Chesterfield Derbyshire. Can anyone help with this.
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Uniform Identification 8 months 2 days ago #82523

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Hi Spener
I think your G Grandfather did serve in the military.
I found a John Spencer regimental number 3697 who served for 3 years and 155 days in the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters. I don't think he took part in the Boer War. I will dig deeper when I can, but if it is your G Grandfather he joined up in 1892 at Colchester and served in East India. He was discharged due to deafness. His occupation was a collier, his father was also called John. If this is your G Grandfather I will upload his papers for you to check out. Maybe tomorrow as I'm on a plane for most of the day:)

Dave......

Ps....If I have the right man? J Spencer was discharged on the 29th of November 1895
He married Emma Fearn on the 13th January 1896. Does that fit in with the image you posted? Was your G Grandmother called Emma?
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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