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return from Boer war

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:36 pm
by plbramham
Hi a couple of 1902 cuttings when 1st Bn. returned from Boer War.
Also on the reverse of it, an advert for military binoculars. I have an identical WW1 pair engraved "6th Border"
Regards Paul

Re: return from Boer war

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 pm
by mrdeacon
Great pictures Paul.

Mike.

Re: return from Boer war

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:53 pm
by kerchi
Those binoculars look very similar to a pair my grandfather had. I can't tell for sure but there is a striking resemblance to the ones I remember seeing when he was still alive.

More amusingly, I like the Owbridge's ad, because it's always handy to have some "Lung Tonic"!

Re: return from Boer war

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:28 am
by hussar1000
Most interesting.

What would the ranks be on the two gentlemen to the left (as you look) of the RSM? Drum major? Bandmaster? Inverted chevrons on both, lower arm.

Re: return from Boer war

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:42 pm
by plbramham
Really not sure "wound stripes" possibly?