British Military Uniform Identification
There is general advice about researching military photographs in my Chapter entitled 'Identification & Dating Military Uniforms' which appeared in FAMILY HISTORY IN FOCUS, edited by Don Steel & Lawrence Taylor. Published by Lutterworth Press 1984
See also my articles 'A Brief Guide to the Identification &
Dating of British Military Photographs', which appeared in FAMILY
HISTORY MONTHLY magazine, issue dated February 2001 and
'Identification and Dating British Military Uniforms', which appeared
in FAMILY AND LOCAL HISTORY HANDBOOK 6th Edition, Published by The
Genealogical Services Directory 2002
I can offer an advice and identification service on military photographs, items of military uniform, i.e. head-dress, tunics etc, belts, cap badges, collar badges, shoulder badges, Cloth badges, buttons and insignia of the British Army and Air Force.
Firing Squad, Light Company 25th
Regiment of Foot (King's Own Borderers) c.1855
Private Humphreys, Bandboy 15th
(East Yorkshire) Regiment,
The charges are £5.00 per photographic print to be
identified, with the copy print to be retained by myself for future reference.
However if there are a number of items to be checked
then a discounted rate could be offered.
Officers, 10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish) King's Liverpool Regiment, taken
at a Training Camp in Rhyl,
10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish) King's Liverpool Regiment, Royal Visit to
10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish) King's
Whilst I am prepared to work from computer produced
images, you must appreciate that the details on the scanned photographs may not
be as sharp as the original photograph and disintegrate into a series of
dots/pixels when magnified, thus creating identification difficulities. Scanned documents should be copied as a
minimum of 600 dpi..
Sorry I cannot work from photocopies as there are
generally of poor quality and details cannot be magnified as these always disintegrate
into a series of dots/pixels when magnified.
recruits, 5th Battalion,
All enquiries should be made to
DAVID J. BARNES c/o
Please send a cheque with your order and copy
photograph(s), made payable to D J BARNES, along with your Stamped, Self
[PLEASE NOTE: This Service is MAIL ORDER
ONLY, all research is usually completed within 1 - 4 weeks.]
For Non-UK residents,
I will accept currency notes to the equivalent value in US Dollars, Australian
Dollars or Euros. No foreign cheques please as I have to pay bank charges
for banks to negotiate settlement and I can exchange currency notes without
© 2001 David J. Barnes