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enter image description hereI have this photograph of my grandfather in uniform - taken in Seaford, Sussex, England, some time after 1914. Can anyone tell me anything about this uniform? He eventually joined 525 coy. 62nd Division of the Army Service Corps. Thanks

grandfather in uniform

  • Was he a horseman? – kimchi lover Aug 17 at 16:35
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    Yes, I have another picture of him mounted on horseback. He was a 2nd. Lt. in charge of the wagon trains that supplied the front line on the Somme in 1917-18. – DavidSC Aug 17 at 19:23
  • I think I can make out his rank badge on his epaulettes: one pip, consistent with being 2nd lieutenant. His pose, with riding crop and britches, projects self-confidence in his specialty, and importance. The aiguillette on his shoulder presumably indicates something good about his job but I don't know enough to say what, precisely. – kimchi lover Aug 18 at 0:48
  • It might help if you uploaded the other picture (unless he's wearing a different uniform in it). There may be other visual clues aside from the uniform itself which could prove helpful. – Lars Bosteen Aug 18 at 3:01
  • @kimchilover He does not appear to be wearing an officer's uniform who tended to have lapels on their jackets. I suspect the pips you're seeing are the Royal Service Corps badge or similar. Officers in this period wore their rank on their lower sleeves. The riding crop and breeches are typical for all members of units that used horses. The pose is typical for the time and has nothing to do with rank. The lanyard appears to be common too amongst all ranks though I don't know what it signifies. It might represent a minimum time in the service for instance. – Daniel Aug 18 at 3:58

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