Can someone identify this uniform? I suspect it is from WW1 and was taken by an Australian photographer.. tho obviously not in Australia. It is part of a bigger historic pic.. a glass plate amongst a collection of plates which were shot around 1910-20


I have added a 2nd image of another person present also in uniform 2nd soldier type Unknown Asian image

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    Can you provide the entire image?
    – justCal
    Oct 18, 2018 at 1:12
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    The entire image is disturbing to some. There is a prostrate prisoner and two seated (crossed legged) males in religious garb (like Buddhist wrap) they are surrounded by villagers and there are two soldiers in this same uniform.
    – JAN
    Oct 18, 2018 at 2:02
  • I see. Perhaps this clip will do then.
    – justCal
    Oct 18, 2018 at 2:04
  • I added a 2nd image from the background that might help... different uniform
    – JAN
    Oct 18, 2018 at 2:07
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    My guess is Burma, mostly because of the monk. bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-31937266
    – Brian Z
    Oct 18, 2018 at 23:24

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Looks Burmese, military police uniform. Person in white uniform maybe be a servant? The monk is holding a palm leaf prayer book ( Pali )

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    It would improve the answer if you could expand on what makes you believe this is a Burmese military police uniform.
    – Steve Bird
    Aug 30, 2019 at 5:16
  • @Linda Graham: Not likely. The rank is corporal. Very few corporals have servants.
    – Jos
    Sep 30, 2019 at 8:13
  • @Jos: How do you know that statement applies to Burmese corporals of the relevant time period? Have you read Burmese Days by George Orwell, where IIRC he has a servant even though a just lowly police constable in Burma. Oct 1, 2019 at 4:49

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