View Full Version : Another uniform to identify
I believe this to be a photo of my grandmother's brother. He certainly went to India and I always thought he was in the army, but was he? And which regiment?
Hello Raunds Girl -
*waves from about 15 miles up the A45*
Welcome to FTF.
I wondering how much significance 'Mizpah' has to this mystery. I have googled and found reference to it (as a place) in the bible, but not in India.
here he is slightly larger
'Mizpah' meant an unbreakable bond between two people, usually lovers. Was quite common on trinkets and postcards between lovers in 1890's and very early 1900's. My great uncle was sued for breach of contract in 1896 partly because he had given a lady a ring like this 'Mizpah' and then breaking off their relationship 4 years later. In any case, interesting as it is, I don't think it will be significant in placing the uniform, though may help a bit dating it.
'Mizpah' is nothing to do with the uniform or India, it means "The Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another" My guess is that he sent it to his mother, it was the sort of thing that people sent to mothers or wives and sweethearts.
There is the photographer's address as well.
It is: S.R. Tomer
The whole thing is on stiff card, no marks on the back, slightly larger than postcard size.
Many thanks to Rachel for the enlargement
Waving back from 15 miles down the A45 in the opposite direction to Jess
is it a police uniform,as i think thats a whistle on his chain brenda xxx
Mau at the Coast
Would it be possible for someone to give details of 'service uniform'? and year please?
google uniform of india and see what comes up,this last one is a sergeant brendaxxx
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.