Unknown pic, believe it may be 1914

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Unknown pic, believe it may be 1914

Postby psc945 » 25 Nov 2014 19:09

Just seen a picture from our, Hull and Yorkshire Memories website. https://www.facebook.com/groups/409858355720163/
Someone has posted this, not sure of it date.
looks like ww1.

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Any chance someone could give detail of what is in picture.
It seems to be 1914 - 1915
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Re: Unknown pic, believe it may be 1914

Postby Mark A. Reid » 25 Nov 2014 19:35

An interesting image to be sure!

The chap on the far Left, possibly a Warrant Officer with his Sam Browne, is wearing the British War Medal and Victory Medal for service in the Great War so the photo must date to after 1918. Considering that many medals weren't issued until well into the 1920's then this may push forward the probable date even further.

Another chap, beside him, seems to be wearing just his Great War ribbons so perhaps he's still awaiting his issue? I believe that the BWM and VM didn't start being issued until 1921-22 so this might be a good starting point? I can't positively identify all the ribbons worn but at least two soldiers have a 1914 Star or a 1914-15 Star at the beginning of their ribbon bar.

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Mark

ps: Just noticed that another chap seems to be wearing a Sam Browne, or at least something similar. Hmmm?
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Re: Unknown pic, believe it may be 1914

Postby jf42 » 26 Nov 2014 10:40

Given the shoulder chains on the blue frock of the the man bottom left they would appear to be a Yeomanry regiment. Our Yeomanry/Cavalry experts will doubtless be able to narrow down the identity.
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Re: Unknown pic, believe it may be 1914

Postby Frogsmile » 26 Nov 2014 11:54

psc945 wrote:Just seen a picture from our, Hull and Yorkshire Memories website. https://www.facebook.com/groups/409858355720163/
Someone has posted this, not sure of it date.
looks like ww1.

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Any chance someone could give detail of what is in picture.
It seems to be 1914 - 1915


They are the East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry at annual training camp sometime after WW1. The cap badge of a running fox with motto scroll "FORRARD" beneath is very distinctive.

The formation of a Regiment of Imperial Yeomanry, known as the East Riding of Yorkshire Imperial Yeomanry, was approved on 15 April 1902.

There is a good potted history of the unit here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Ridin ... e_Yeomanry
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Re: Unknown pic, believe it may be 1914

Postby trooper » 26 Nov 2014 20:17

The East Ridings adopted a Tank Corps style beret and distinctive arm badge in 1924, so if Mark is correct in dating the issue of the World War medals to 1921-2 then the photograph must date to 1921-1923. Trooper
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