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Re: Un-Identified soldiers 9 years 7 months ago #6252

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The negative may have been printed that way round! :)

Conductor wrote: The other picture poses the question as to why the hat he is wearing has the right hand side turned up NOT the left as I've seen in all other photos.
Thnks for help so far.

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Re: Un-Identified soldiers 9 years 7 months ago #6254

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I thought that but isn't the bandolieer on the correct shoulder?

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It is, but, maybe he just liked the way the Boers often wore their hats!
Honestly, I don't know, but a great pair of photo's I really do like that first one.

Conductor wrote: I thought that but isn't the bandolieer on the correct shoulder?

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Re: Un-Identified soldiers 9 years 7 months ago #6256

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He might have also shot from his left shoulder, if he was left handed or had a weak right eye!

Conductor wrote: I thought that but isn't the bandolieer on the correct shoulder?

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Sorry but I can't agree that the negative is the wrong way round, if it were then his tunic buttons would be on the wrong side!!

Do yoy think that the photos are of the same person? The first one when he was a recruit in South Africa and the second, mounted on a horse, when he was a seasoned soldier in India?

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That is a very good point you make regarding buttons, I do not know if it is the same person, he might have simply placed his hat on his head and just not noticed it was back to front, again I just don't know, I would say the first photo shows a regular in an MI Coy, the second could be almost any British or Colonial unit!
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Conductor wrote: Sorry but I can't agree that the negative is the wrong way round, if it were then his tunic buttons would be on the wrong side!!

Do yoy think that the photos are of the same person? The first one when he was a recruit in South Africa and the second, mounted on a horse, when he was a seasoned soldier in India?

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