I have posted this photo of an unknown family member from our family album on Rootschat and it is arousing different opinions as to what the uniform the soldier is wearing might be. I was recommended to post it for the experts over here to have a look and see if anyone can identify it for me. It appears to be Crimean war period or shortly prior, all agree it is a Hussar uniform - the debate is the a couple think it is the 11th hussars, others are not so sure - and if not which one is it? The difference from the typical 11th hussar uniform are small but even to the layperson (Me) they are undeniable.
If anyone has any ideas and can say with some confidence what uniform the man is wearing I would be very grateful as it might help me to actually identify who these people are.
crimea1854 wrote:Came across the following site, particularly interesting for Yeomanry Uniforms:
Riahen wrote:This is amazing! I found a website with a PDF about the history of the regiment and the personnel lists for the period. Bingo. The birth family of the person I believe owned this album was the Walker family in Goldsborough (near Knaresborough) and I found in the PDF that the regiment had a Knaresorough troop with two members of the Goldsborough Walkers in it. One, William Walker, was the Seargent Major and another was John Walker, a private.
Now if I could just figure out whether the uniform is a Seargent Major or a private I'd have an identity for this fella!
Amazing how fast this has come together!
Stuart_Bates wrote:I agree that it is the Yorkshire Hussars but why is he wearing the cross-belt from the right shoulder? And what is that item on the cross-belt in the middle of his chest?
The pill-box cap was scarlet (with white band for ORs) although the band and trumpeters had a Garter blue cap.
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