Peter F

Uniform Identification

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Hi Everyone. 

Could use some help please!. Trying to identify the uniform this gentleman in the picture attached is wearing. Regiment number and type if possible and approximate year, This is my Grandfather which was in a Horse brigade of some sort. Tracing my Family tree and any info would be of great help as a novice to this. Thanks in advance Regards Peter..

George Fletcher Young Or His Brother.jpg

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It looks like the uniform of the 10 th Prince of Wales own Royal Hussars Regiment . 

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Thanks for that Bayern. Will check up on this. It at least give me a point of reference unless someone else says something else.

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Many thanks Gra. Can see it's that one now. That throws a spanner in the works. Was told the picture either my Grandfather or other family member. Just found out my Grandfather only served with the 3rd Hussars?. 

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The badge is not much neat in the photo and the 10th and 11 th badges were very similar in shape . of course is not the badge of the 3rd of hussars . the date of the photo is around the turn of the century or more accurately between 1905 and 1914 . the haircut of your grandfather , the slim moustache and the clean shaved face , all are details of the era .

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On 3/21/2017 at 01:02, Bayern said:

The badge is not much neat in the photo and the 10th and 11 th badges were very similar in shape . of course is not the badge of the 3rd of hussars . the date of the photo is around the turn of the century or more accurately between 1905 and 1914 . the haircut of your grandfather , the slim moustache and the clean shaved face , all are details of the era .

The 10th Prince of Wales's Own Hussars badge featured the PoW's emblem of the three feathers over the motto "ich dien' and the regimental title, while the 11th  Prince Albert's On Hussars badge featured the crest of the Prince Consort, "a pillar charged with the arms of Saxony rising out of the ducal coronet and also crowned with a similar coronet out of which rise 5 peacock feathers with the motto TREU UND FEST meaning 'Faithful and Strong'."  I would say the collar badge in the OP photograph clearly shows  the latter. 

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That's great and thanks for all who helped. Just got to track down which family member this is. Many thanks..

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