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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone can help me identify which army uniform this is? My GG Grandfather (b. 1878) signed up for the Second Boer War in the British army as an Irishman and possibly WW1 in the American army after emigrating in 1902 so I don’t know which era it’s from.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

  • He appears as a young man, so the Boer War. – Peter Diehr Nov 13 '18 at 13:04
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    Don’t think it’s Magaliesberg but thanks nonetheless for helping. Must be Boer War so! Thanks to you both. – Alex Lanigan Nov 13 '18 at 14:56

The only thing I could add here would be that, besides the coat buttons appearing unusually large in comparison to those then in use on U.S. military uniforms, his uniform coat also has no "collar brass" (which would have been blackened brass in this era) that would have been required uniform wear for an enlisted man in the U.S. Army during World War I. The one on his right collar would have indicated the U.S. military, and the one of the left collar the military specialty in which he served (infantry, artillery, engineers, etc.).

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