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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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In July 1972, I was walking past the Army Recruiting office and I walk-in and ask the Recruiter if I could go into the Army with a pending drug charge. He told me that I would have to get an "unconditional release" from the judge. So off I went to the courthouse. The judge said, I was perfect for this program." I got the "...


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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 seems to be several different questions so I'll take each one in turn. Why didn't line infantry tactics try to keep up a constant volley of fire? I'm a little perplexed at the phrasing of the question because it implies that line infantry tactics did not "try to keep up a constant volley of fire". In fact linear infantry tactics were ...


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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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Writing this out somehow jogged my memory and I found him: Francisco de Miranda. From Wikipedia: "Miranda led a romantic and adventurous life in the general political and intellectual climate that emerged from the Age of Enlightenment that influenced all of the Atlantic Revolutions. He participated in three major historical and political movements of ...


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I would definitely argue the American Revolution fit's the OP's criteria. OP does mention the colonial militias in the comments, but the minutemen were very much seen as a civilian militia that was expected to provide their own arms and uniforms and were very explicitly civilians first, not soldiers. They also lacked the discipline and organization of a ...


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