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    Hi All,
    Not sure if this is the right thread but can anyone help me in identifying the uniform on this bronze statuette that I recently acquired. It looks like turn of the century or WWI period to me but the head wear has me foxed. Any help would be appreciated.
    Many Thanks
    Andy T
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    I think somebody stuck a dog dish on his head...
    William

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

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    Is the arm cut off, or has it been moulded like that?
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Just a guess US Philippines?

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    The arm is threaded and missing. I am guessing this was once part of a larger piece. That is why I am trying to identify the uniform in order to do some research into it.

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    Could be but the headgear still doesn't look right when cross referencing with archive photos or uniform text books.

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    Looks like it could be a Royal Navy sailor ashore, wearing the straw " sennett" hat.

    BobS

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    Thank you BobS, it does indeed look like the Sennett hat. Does the uniform correspond to that of a Royal Navy sailor of the period, i.e pre 1920's, do you think?

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    Quote by andytee View Post
    Thank you BobS, it does indeed look like the Sennett hat. Does the uniform correspond to that of a Royal Navy sailor of the period, i.e pre 1920's, do you think?
    I believe those hats were worn in the late 1800's and early 1900's, but the shirt worn, rather than a naval jumper, makes me wonder.
    Certainly, the hats were worn in period.

    BobS

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    Yes, the hat looks right but I agree the tunic looks more army than navy, maybe Royal Marines? Anyway, I am much nearer to identifying this figure than I was earlier, so thanks for your help. Will keep searching and see if I can turn up an exact match. Will post my results if I do.
    Thanks again.

    Andy T

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