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Help with uniform ID

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by unclebumble, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. unclebumble

    unclebumble New Member

    Hi,
    Attached is a photo of my great uncle JHW Hudson who I have read on this forum was a Captain in the 9th Durham Light Infantry.
    There are descriptions of him being wounded and captured in Scilly and also wounded in Baal.
    I recently got a copy of his Escape Report from Italy which was great to find (and confirmed he was in the 9th DLI).

    I am hoping someone can point out what is the uniform he is wearing in the attached photo? He only has 1 pip so it was early on, but it doesn't look like DLI lapel badges?

    Thanks for any help (and congrats on a great site - is really is so useful)

    Cheers
    Matt
     

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  3. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I can't see the collar dogs as Northamptons. Just possibly South Lancashire Regt. ?
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Really?


    Cross of St George surrounded by a wreath , crown on top with a horse shoe at bottom - it's laid back slightly at an angle.
    Cap badge is Northamptons too.
     
  5. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Repaired the photo a little and here`s those collar dogs.. Northamptonshire and pretty rare apparently?

    Kyle
     

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  6. unclebumble

    unclebumble New Member

    Thanks very much for the work on the photo - greatly appreciated.
     
  7. unclebumble

    unclebumble New Member

    Thanks for that - it's definitely him.
    3 further questions if I may!

    Do you know why he would join the Northamptonshire Regiment if he lived in London?

    Why if commissioned in the Northamptonshire Regt. would he be commanding a company in the 9th DLI?

    During his time in the 9th DLI would he of worn their insignia or Northants?
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Ignore geographical references , the Army sent you anywhere it wanted to.
     
  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Matt,

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    As Owen has already pointed out you could literally end up in any Regiment after first joining and undergoing training.

    The Army selected most on the needs prevailing at the time and also what may be planned for the future.

    Regards
    Tom
     
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  10. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    I don't wish to rain on any parade, but those are the standard Northamptonshire Regiment officers' service dress collar badges of the period.
     
  11. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Not raining on anyone`s parade just quoting the dealer for this particular type not the design of which there are variations of type from a standard design? The one I originally posted is better quality to those below.

    Kyle
     

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  12. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    Always be wary of the inexact terms "rare" or "scarce" in a dealer's catalogue. They are, after all, seeking to induce you to buy. The terms have been so overused as to be bordering on meaningless.
     
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