Help identifying Regt - Hampshire c1910?

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  1. Hi All,

    Attached are a couple of photos from a colleague trying to find out about his grandfather's military service.

    The photo of the column of troops was taken in Yateley in Hampshire which would fit in with his family history. Any thoughts on the reasons for the black armbands?

    Probably easier to id the regiment from the second photo where they are in dress uniform.

    Any info would be greatly received.

    SFB
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Likely for the death of King Edward 7th, May 1910.

    Possibly on the way to entrain for London to take part in the funeral procession?

    Edited to Add: KGVII was Honourary Colonel of the 8th Bn The Hampshire Regiment, a Territorial Army unit so that may have been a reason for them to have a place in the funeral procession.

    As they are marching at ease, it doesn't look like it was a local, regimental burial and they are not wearing Full Scale Marching Order and also have the colours present, it doesn't appear that they are going on exercise or parading through the town.
     
  3. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    Robin Hood Rifles?
     
  4. The lower picture has very much a Rifle Regiment look about it, buttons, belt, headdress, chevrons, and so on.
    However the top picture shows that the battalion has colours, and the cap-badge seems slightly too large for the Rifle Brigade. Its about the right size for a Hampshire Regiment cap badge.

    It's quite possible that those in the lower pic are Hampshire Rifle Volunteers who according to the link below, became the 4th Battalion The Hampshire Regiment in 1908, based in Yateley.

    Hope it helps.

    The Yately Volunteers