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  1. Hello, The post was mine and mostly my work, however it is based on re-work done by the Berks Yeomanry museum volunteers (Andrew French and myself) in support of an enquiry from Berkshire public, who happens to be a family relative of Trooper A.O. Walter. I was fortunate to buy the medals by chance this year from a medal dealer online, and of course informed the family for information. I learnt from the research myself and now review Red Cross POW for all survivors, and have found several others I was not aware of Thank you for positive reply Wayne
  2. Mike, 10 Bn comprised 37 and 38 (Bucks), 39 (Berks) and 40 (Oxfordshire) Companies Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Yeomanry medals are all fairly sought after, so you can expect to pay £120 to £180 for a Queens South Africa medal and if the person were an officer or wounded killed then maybe double or more... · Trooper 8008 IY by Sidney Peel 40 Coy 10th Battalion - first contingent Bucks IY With Lord Methuen in South Africa by February 1900 to June 1901 BY H. S..GASKELL, M.B., CK.B.- 38 Coy 10th Battalion Bucks IY There are 120 men in each Company and two contingents. If you get the Casualty book then you can identify all casualties in the contingent and places. Which gives a pretty good idea of where the Company was at different dates. Wayne
  3. Hello GreyC, I just joined the forum and my collecting interest is Yeomanry so thought I would add to your thread. I agree "Pill box" hat. The shoes have heals which would not be good for riding as you would not be able to release from stirrups? So maybe his shoes are "walking out" wear and not for riding? The belt would also be uncomfortable if worn while riding in a saddle with knees up… however early Yeomanry did have belts - but removed them pretty soon! The know as Trooper_D already noted is similar to several used in late Victorian times... so could be Yeomanry. Around 1860 to 1885 it was fairly difficult to tell the difference between some Dragoon uniforms as they were fashioned on Regular Army Dragoons uniforms with subtle differences of regimental buttons and the silver braid around the Pill Box hat was a different thread. This was because they were locally produced. If you could see the "knot" on top of the pill box hat then it would help reduce to units. Again the "knot" on hat was unique to unit … or at least reduced to a very small number. The biggest clue would be Photographer Studio Address as if Yeomanry then nearly always they used a local photographer as they were TERRITORIAL. So Aldershot would suggest Regular cavalry or Hampshire Carabiniers yeomanry. So if Yeomanry they would be surrounding counties. Good Hunting Wayne
  4. Peter, Sorry for replying some 3 years later... but I only just joined today and its my first post! I think I can safely say this is not Berkshire Yeomanry, and not even militaria? I am very close to the Berkshire Yeomanry museum in Windsor and go there regularly. While it is similar in design to the Hungerford Star I have never seen jewellery like this. The 8 pointed star is correct but the way it joins the crescent is wrong and Similar to Hungerford Star is also used by Portsmouth Tram conductors and Portsmouth Police constabulary. My guess would be more likely to be jewellery from Egypt, North Africa or even Turley? Good hunting Wayne
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