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Old 02-28-2002, 09:06 AM
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The attached photo came out of a box of photos, most dating from 1905-1920. Can anyone help in identifying the uniform, branch of service, etc...I suspect Canadian, the spurs suggest cavarly...any ideas? Thanks, Tom
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Old 02-28-2002, 12:05 PM
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Special Effects Director at the riding academy, I'd say.
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Old 02-28-2002, 12:23 PM
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Possibly......Tom
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Old 02-28-2002, 01:50 PM
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I had the same opinion you did with his holding the riding crop and the maple leaf ensignia on his cap and lapel but I would think there could be some way to search out the info on the net. I would start with Canadian military uniforms. It's a nice photo. Really aged well.
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Old 02-28-2002, 02:02 PM
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Tom,

I have what I think is an old sketch (don't really remember - -might be a photo) of a family member (pre-1900), who I believe was in the Canadian cavalry. I'll check to see if there are any similarities, and if so I'll post it along with any info I have if I think it might be of some help to you.

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Old 02-28-2002, 02:08 PM
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Thanks Ed. The owner of the photo is quite curious..he has no idea who the person is or how the photo got into his Grandfathers possession, but thinks it might be a relative of his Grandmother...He is checking with other relatives to see what he can find out. Tom
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Old 02-28-2002, 02:26 PM
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DJ, thanks for the input...I tried looking up uniforms but no real luck so far. The posted photo is the restored version...the original had some fading, scratches, etc..not very bad though. If nothing else I can always drive up the Border and pester the Canadian customs folks and the Mounties until I get an answer or arrested... Tom
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Old 02-28-2002, 03:29 PM
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You could try writing to the Canadian War Museum.

http://www.civilization.ca/cwm/cwme.asp

There is a link there for contacts with an email address.

Hope you find out - be sure to let us know what you find out.

Margaret
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Old 02-28-2002, 04:35 PM
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Thanks for the link Margaret, I'm off to give it a going over! Tom
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Old 02-28-2002, 06:10 PM
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I found something close in cut to that uniform at this site.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmil/ww1/army/equip.htm
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