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Help identifying a uniform/cap badge

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Hi,

I hope you can help! In the attached photo, my great grandfather is on the right, and a great uncle is on the left. I am trying to establish what WW1 regiment the uniform and cap badge relate to, as this will help identify him and why he would have spurs and a riding crop.

http://www.box.com/s/or1b1fh7gbsfea643f0p

The two Great Uncles are:

Charles Edward Wiley, b. 5/3/1891 Walsall
Frederick Ernest Wiley, b. 24/4/1897 Walthamstow

I have found the following on ancestry WW1 records:

Charlie was in the Army Service Corps (No 1 Labour Corps), (Did this become 725 Lab Co?) posted to 20 Lab Co then 15 Lab Co, Section C and was transferred to the 113th Labour Corps in Aug 1917.

Fred was in the 4th (COL Reserves) Battn, Royal Fusiliers, but there is also a note to suggest he was in the 253 Company of Royal Defence Corps.

I have trawled through as many cap badges as I can find on the internet, but can not find anything of a similar shape!

Any help will be much appreciated!

Kevin
 
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Hi
Digressing a little, Charles and Fred had another brother, George David b1902 Wathamstow living 10 Randolph Rd.

Their parents were Charles and Elizabeth, possibly nee Hales, but I've not checked as I don't know what you know.
Edit - not Hales but Young, married Dec qtr 1889 Walsall
dave
 
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Hi Dave,

George David Wiley is my G Grandfather, and is the other chap in the photo!

I have gone back a further 3 generations, but now I have got some photos from my grandparents, and trying to put some "meat on the bones".

Do the little ball shaped buttons mean anything on the uniform too as most I have seen are more, well, button shaped...
 

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