Jump to navigation
In this picture of my great grandfather in Paris outside in ww1, on his cap there's what looks like a stag with something like a horn coming out of its chest on his hat, and something that looks like a castle on his left arm. I've looked around, but I can't seem to find what regiment this makes him part of, or a website with a list of insignia from that time.
Can you give me some background on where he is was from or where he may of enlisted?
I have a few ideas right now but I need some more info.
[url=http://www.yorkshirevolunteers.org.uk/pwo.htm]The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire[/url]
Just a guess at the moment. I hope it helps.
I talked to my mother and all she remebers is something about Yorkshire. The picture in the link looks similar to the below - but the head seems to be back, and not forward. Look at the 2 captions I added of the picture.
It is common to have slightly different cap badges depending when and where soldiers received their uniforms. Different manufactures would have produced different styles of cap badge.
From the link on the Yorkshire regiment, the area produced 23 battalions of infantry this may the difference in the badges.
The other problem is that unless you know what regiment he was in, researching British cap badges are very difficult because British units have been combined and re-badge many times over the last 300 years. I believe the current Yorkshire Regiment is the combination of about 6 or 7 units.
Have you tried look for your relative’s war records on line? All Canadian World War One records are on line and I am sure that the British records are on the net.
[url=http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/militaryhistory/army/step6.htm]British War Records[/url]
This link may be of use.
Apparently there's some in the national archives- I can look by name.
I've tried looking for my Great Grandfather's military records, which I'm sure exist, but I find the site very difficult to use. I could be because he served before WWI, and all the records from the 1700's to then are lumped together.
I might also wrestle his marriage certificate from my brother sometime, and make sure I have as much info as possible before I try again.
I would be willing to help, I have been researching records for a few years.
I will get document-- the only one I have, I'd greatly appreciate the help.
It seems to me he served during times of relative peace for the British Empire, but I'm curious about where he served and when, and with what regiment.
I am glad that I can help. I have been lucky with my family history, I can trace most of my family roots back to at least the early 1800s.
I think I got it ! see the link[url=http://www.army.mod.uk/fusiliers/battalions/1st_battalion/history_of_the... and [url=http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Ed... the only problem is that this is Warwickshire, and not Yorkshire. But that could either be my mother's memory, or maybe since it was a postcard to his girlfriend (my great granny)he borrowed a buddy's nicer uniform.
[ 06 January 2008: Message edited by: Pride for Red Dolores ]
[url=http://uk.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUKPAR75722620080107?pageN... follow soldier's fate in WW1 "blog"[/url]
Thousands of people have been following the fate of a British soldier fighting in the trenches of World War One on a Web site publishing his letters home exactly 90 years after they were written.
[url=http://wwar1.blogspot.com/]British Soldier Harry Lamin [/url]
Pride for Red Dolores.... I saw this new article today and thought about your great grandfather.
[ 08 January 2008: Message edited by: Webgear ]
[ 14 January 2008: Message edited by: contrarianna ]