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I believe the uniform is South Wales Borderers. I discovered there was a family that lived in our house for close to 60 years. Surnames within the family are Brennan (Brannan), O'Connor, Howard, Walsh, and Paulson. There was a Lance Corporal by the name of William Fredrick Howard (born Jan 26, 1889) who was in the South Wales Borderers, I found him listed on ...


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I found one mention of a Sjt. [sic] A. Bloodsworth in the 6 August, 1918, Supplement to the London Gazette (page 9234) (copied in the Edinburgh Gazette) under the heading: His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the undermentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men: ... 16802 ...


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This soldier wearing a metal cuirass with a high helmet indeed belongs to a "cuirassier" regiment. You will find detailed information at Line Regiment n°18. His long beard looks rather unusual for the time (it was fashionable during the 2nd Empire to wear the same mustache and goatee beard as Emperor Napoleon III). A very likely explanation is that ...


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Here is a picture comparing OP's image with the image of the monument at Wikipedia to confirm Jon Custer's answer: If we look at the tree at the right behind the column it seems as if the time was also roughly the same (maybe a bit later?). Edit there is some discusion in the comments that need the whole picture. That is all I could get out of the scan.


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That looks a great deal like the Astoria Column, in Astoria, Oregon at the mouth of the Columbia River. In particular, the image from Wikipedia show a similar base and top part. While a bit difficult to pick out on your photo, you can also see the spiraling frieze of scenes from Oregon history. As an aside, my grandfather was born and raised in Astoria in ...


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