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I can't seem to figure out how to post images here but I have a photo of my great great uncle in his military uniform and I was wondering if someone could help me identify what branch of service he was in. Thanks. You can e-mail me at rtwhalen@gmail.com and I can send you the photo. Any help would be greatly appreciated.My e-mail

 

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Rather than trying to post it here you should post it in the Uniform Section near the top of the forum. The link for instructions on how to post pics is on the banner at the top of the forum.

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I am a complete novice when it comes to these uniforms and their various insignias. Can someone explain what all of the markings indicate on the uniforms in a couple of the posts in this topic? I understand the patches at the top of the right sleave to be for organizations such as specifc divisions, it is all the stripes that confuse me.

 

In Post 11, the uniform has an upward pointing red chevron in the middle of the left sleeve, and then one downward pointing chevron at the bottom of this sleeve. On the other sleeve, there are two downward pointing chevrons at the bottom of the sleeve.

 

In Post 39, the uniform has the upward pointing red chevron on the middle of the left sleeve, then two downward pointing chevrons at the bottom of this sleeve. On the right sleeve, there are two upward pointing chevrons towrd the upper part of the sleeve.

 

I saw in one post that the red chevron was supposed to indicate the soldier had been discharged, but I believe somewhere else I saw that such a chevron could indicate the soldier had been wounded.

 

Can someone tell me what the markings in each of the locations really indicate?

 

Thanks,

 

Marty

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I am a complete novice when it comes to these uniforms and their various insignias. Can someone explain what all of the markings indicate on the uniforms in a couple of the posts in this topic? I understand the patches at the top of the right sleave to be for organizations such as specifc divisions, it is all the stripes that confuse me.

 

In Post 11, the uniform has an upward pointing red chevron in the middle of the left sleeve, and then one downward pointing chevron at the bottom of this sleeve. On the other sleeve, there are two downward pointing chevrons at the bottom of the sleeve.

 

In Post 39, the uniform has the upward pointing red chevron on the middle of the left sleeve, then two downward pointing chevrons at the bottom of this sleeve. On the right sleeve, there are two upward pointing chevrons towrd the upper part of the sleeve.

 

I saw in one post that the red chevron was supposed to indicate the soldier had been discharged, but I believe somewhere else I saw that such a chevron could indicate the soldier had been wounded.

 

Can someone tell me what the markings in each of the locations really indicate?

 

Thanks,

 

Marty

 

Basically,

 

A single red chevron pointing upwards, and worn on the left sleeve midway up denotes that the soldier was discharged, this was so that the uniform could be worn ( for I think around 60-90 days) for the trip home and for parades, etc.

 

The downward pointing chevrons on the same (left sleeve) are overseas stripes, each stripe denoted 6 months overseas, a blue stripe was also authorized for someone with less than 6 months overseas service.

 

The stripe or stripes worn on the lower right sleeve denote the wearer as having been wounded, any other stripes located higher up on this sleeve would denote rank.

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Thank you very much. That clarifies the various number of stripes I see on the WWI uniforms.

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