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I am looking for someone who can help me identify a uniform and when it would be worn. My Great, Great Grandfather Henry Grimshaw b-1867 d-1943. He immigrated to the U.S. about 1890-1893 and became a U. S. citizen. The uniform he is wearing looks British.
 

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Those look like epaulettes for US cavalry officers!
Thank you. Then that means it could be U.S. I did not think U.S. had that type of uniform. Problem is I cannot find him in any military records. I do not know where to go from here. I will try looking into the epaulettes.
 
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Thank you. Then that means it could be U.S. I did not think U.S. had that type of uniform. Problem is I cannot find him in any military records. I do not know where to go from here. I will try looking into the epaulettes.
I did not realize those are on the shoulders ornaments. Lol.
 

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I did a search for buckles and belts, as well a the helmet......but came up with nothing.

Now you highlighted the belt buckle.....you can see the R. Which, I would suggest V on the other side of the buckle. V.R.= Victroria Regina. And possibly a Victorian dress uniform. But, still cannot place what Regiment. The shield on the helmet is very distinctive, but I still cannot work out the motif.
As for the the epaulettes, is that a Kangaroo.......hard to tell.

The sword, isn't one that's used in the Calvary, as it has no hand guard, and is usually a curved blade. But again, I cannot be certain.

Mounted Police.?

Sorry,not much help.

Steve.:)
 
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I did a search for buckles and belts, as well a the helmet......but came up with nothing.

Now you highlighted the belt buckle.....you can see the R. Which, I would suggest V on the other side of the buckle. V.R.= Victroria Regina. And possibly a Victorian dress uniform. But, still cannot place what Regiment. The shield on the helmet is very distinctive, but I still cannot work out the motif.
As for the the epaulettes, is that a Kangaroo.......hard to tell.

The sword, isn't one that's used in the Calvary, as it has no hand guard, and is usually a curved blade. But again, I cannot be certain.

Mounted Police.?

Sorry,not much help.

Steve.:)
You were of help, thank you. Anything helps.😊
 
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Is there. Possibility this is a police uniform? I know some suggested mounty police which crossed my mind but I would not know how to research that. Thank you.
 
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He appears to be a jack of all trades from beekeeper, realestate agent, to stock market broker. I realized I got his immigration date wrong and my apologies. It was 1888 making him 21 yrs. I am stuck on whether it is a British or U.S. uniform.😔
 

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So no occupation that lists him as a soldier. Is there a date on the photo or any name of the studio who took the photo on the back of it?

Just a suggestion but maybe email the below link and attach the photo and see if they can help. If it is a genuine uniform they might be able to narrow it down to at least whether it is UK or American.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/
 

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