uniform identification 1916

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by sketch, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. sketch

    sketch Member


    Hi all
    could anyone tell me what uniform the lady in this picture is wearing please. anything about the others would be also be welcome.


  2. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    Do you have a better resolution image of the various badges. Although I can be by no means certain, it is reminiscent of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service but that makes that uniform unexpected compared to the standard nurses uniform!
  3. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

  4. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    The uniform and the cap badge (such as I can make out) of the seated on the left reminds me of the Women's Forage Corps (c. 1916).

    Have a look at the page on the IWM website given by the following link and compare it to see if you concur there is a similarity:
  5. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

  6. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    You could be right. It would be better if it was a better resolution photograph (as SDP has also commented). Would it be possible for you to try and re-scan and post the photograph anew, sketch? That would enable people to zoom in better to the badges.

    She is British Red Cross, surely?

  7. sketch

    sketch Member

    thanks for all the input unfortunately i dont have the original picture and i cant get the one i have any better.
    i would say the red cross is correct .
    this is the other info i have on the trio.

    Priscilla Jones
    Charles Henry Jones King's Royal Rifle Regiment.
    Albert Hayes Jones Royal navy HMS Victorian.
  8. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

  9. sketch

    sketch Member

    hi hugh
    i would say that is him
    liverpool is only about 35mins drive from here


  10. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    KRR is actually King's Royal Rifle Corps. I found a Captain Charles Henry Jones in the Rifle Brigade, but not KRRC.
  11. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    If you think it's him you can download that document to your computer for £3.36 - it will be his service record. RNVR service would also fit with HMS VICTORIAN which was an AMC.
  12. sketch

    sketch Member

    thanks hugh
    i`ll have a look at that
    cheers for your help


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