534621 George Wilfred SPARROW - Unit identification

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  1. Debbie Huckle

    Debbie Huckle New Member

    Is anyone able to identify this uniform please? It's a photo of my Great Uncle, born in 1902, so it rules out WW1 unless he joined up towards the end of the war. It mentions on the 1939 census that he was a volunteer dispatch rider for the ARP but I can't find this type of uniform when I do an internet search. I can't find any military records for him so I've hit a bit of a brick wall. I can see horse badges on his uniform so could he have done something with horses?
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  2. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    Collar badge looks not unlike the Yorkshire Regiment or the West Yorkshire Regiment
     
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Debbie,

    Many of the Regiments of the British Army have had horses as part of their insignia and cap badges. The closest I could match up with from your photograph is the badge of the Prince of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment:

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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Snap then Robert. :) You must have posted whilst I searched for a badge example!!
     
  5. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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    3rd The Kings Own Hussars?

    What was his name and where was he from?
     
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  6. Debbie Huckle

    Debbie Huckle New Member

    Thank you so much for your replies.........his name was George Wilfred Sparrow and he was living in Tendring {Essex} when the 1939 census was done.
     
  7. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    The badge is the White Horse of Hanover and a number of regiments both infantry and cavalry had the sovereign's permission to use it. Such regiments usually have a title like - The Kings... The Princes... etc
     
  8. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    George served with the 3rd The Kings Own Hussars from 5th December 1925

    He enlisted at Warley on 23rd April 1919 aged 17years 10 months
    He served with 10th Royal Hussars from 23rd June 1919
    Transferred to the 3rd The Kings Own Hussars on 5th December 1925
    Transferred to the 7th Queens Own Hussars 27th October 1927
    Discharged from the Army at Canterbury 22nd April 1931
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    Last edited: May 10, 2020
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  9. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Looks like this is him and he was with 10th, 3rd & 7th Hussars at various points
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  10. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    You beat me too it Guy :)
     
  11. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    The Tenth (The Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars. was based on Hertfordshire and adjoining counties including Essex and included the White Horse of Hanover in its regimental regalia
     
  12. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  13. Debbie Huckle

    Debbie Huckle New Member

    Oh wow, thank you so much. I really appreciate all your help.
     
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