enter image description hereThe only info I have about this photograph is that it was taken in WW1. The badges were a bit too grainy for me to match them up with others that I am familiar with so hoping someone else with more knowledge can assist! Asking on behalf of a friend. Thank you!

  • Looks to be Austro Hungarian to me, with a "Jaeger" style slouch hat. I think I can make out the Edelweiss badge on the collars. Commented Oct 2, 2018 at 1:39
  • The belt buckle seems to be British or at least commonwealth, although the hat is nothing I've seen on a British uniform before. I'd have gone with Italian Alpini if not for the belt buckle.
    – nvoigt
    Commented Oct 2, 2018 at 8:11
  • What country is the friend from?
    – Daniel
    Commented Oct 4, 2018 at 7:30

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It looks like a uniform of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade, the slouch hat in particular looks nearly identical.

Formed in 1914 by the combination of three mounted regiments and disbanded in 1919, the brigade served in the Gallipoli Campaign and the Sinai and Palestine Campaign. The photo looks like it could have been taken in the dry scrubland near the beach where the Australian and New Zealand troops landed.

Plenty of more detailed info on them can be found here.

Black and white photograph of Harry Bonnington of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, in uniform

Colored photograph of Sinclair Chapman Reid of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, in uniform

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    We live in New Zealand so this certainly seems to be the most likely answer. Thank you very much for your time and information!
    – Krissy
    Commented Oct 24, 2018 at 0:01

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