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Photo Identification 8 years 6 months ago #16205

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I was recently shown a photograph of soldiers who appear to be in uniform of the Boer War period. I've attached a photo of one of the group. The shoulder title says 2 YW, I've tried to sharpen the image of the belt buckle with the limited software I have but just cannot make it out.

Does anyone know which unit this is ?

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Photo Identification 8 years 6 months ago #16223

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Hello Rob

Belt buckle will be standard issue, it is the shoulder title that shows the unit.

"YW" - not sure on that, "WY" would be West Yorkshires.

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Hi Meurig

Thanks for the reply. It's the YW that's puzzling me as well, I just can't think what it could be.

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Could the Photo have been printed in reverse......

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QSAMIKE wrote: Could the Photo have been printed in reverse......

Mike


Helmet in left hand - rifle in the right? Would seem naturally how things would be done - but good idea for WY having chirality
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Photo Identification 8 years 6 months ago #16252

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Gentlemen
I also fleetingly wondered about a reversed negative - but the rifle bolts are on the RHS as they are. Is it possible that the shoulder title is NOT "2" over "YW" but "2" over "?W". The pic in question looks to be a cut of a larger shot; any hope of Rob illustrating that? I have to say that the pic is a very good one and full of character.
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