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Article about: Could someone tell me of what nationality and time this soldier belongs to? I'm not sure myself, but WW1 seems to by my best guess. I own the photo; it was given by a family member. The colo

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    Could someone tell me of what nationality and time this soldier belongs to? I'm not sure myself, but WW1 seems to by my best guess. I own the photo; it was given by a family member.

    The color of the photo has a greenish tint, like the picture without the penny.

    Thanks!

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    I'm tipping something like Serbian/Eastern European, but, as usual, I am willing to stand corrected by others more knowledgeable than me.

    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    But what of the english words "post card" on the back? I an not familiar with how these postcards work.

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    I think he may be American. The sword and the pockets on the front is very indicative of a WW1 US Cavalry Officers Uniform. It has the high stovepipe collar and Cavalry boots.

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    I don't believe American soldiers wore buttons
    on their overseas caps.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Almost certainly a Boer War era uniform. It's Very similar to the one pictured here as an Australian Queensland Boer War uniform. Note the Giant front chest pockets and the tight neck collar on both-as well as the 2 button front cloth cap. The horseman's swords are quite close also. There are a few small differences, but it's a start to tweek down to a more exact identity. Crimson Mist Military Antiques

    Here is another Boer War uniform-this one from New South Wales Contingent. Note the flat shoulderboards without decoration and the batwing front pocket flaps and the plain buttons also. The collar is almost identical as well. Sergeant Frederick Tyrrell
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    That does seem like a very close match!

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    That Uniform does look like a match but the collars are shorter and dont cover the entire neck/throat. It also seems like the collar is a different material, its darker than the rest of the uniform.

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    Apparently, different contingents all had their own styles and kinds of uniforms. Just look at the difference between the New South Wales and the Queensland uniforms. It definitely looks to be in that particular era, though, so, it's getting there! I'm sure out there somewhere there must be a specialist who can fine tune it's identity better!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Turk???

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