Help With Patch Identification

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    Battalion Colours
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    Help With Patch Identification

    Post by Battalion Colours on Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:44 pm

    The following photograph is currently listed on ebay. Does anyone know what the large patch or armband is underneath his formation sign?




    "Real Photo pc. of Cdn WWI Soldier who was designated a “Driver:” This is #1033274, James Alving Knight from Sherbrooke Que. He was born in Providence Rhode Island in Nov. 1886 and attested in Sherbrooke on Aug 24th, 1916. Very clear photo of Knight with collars that I can’t make out, his “Ambulance Driver shoulder badge, his braided lanyard, his Divisional patch, another larger Arm Band and a single stripe with fancy design. On back in pencil is the following information, Driver J.A.Knight....#1033274, James Alving Knight...1916...Ambulance Driver Title on Shoulder, 207th Battalion. Not sue how it all fits together, but that’s what it says. Good clear photo."

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    Re: Help With Patch Identification

    Post by Bill on Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:10 am

    Hello Adam, I can't positively id the patch, but Clive Law posted some information about coloured patches on the CEFSG Forum. This may contain an explanation for the patch of cloth on the fellow in the image you posted.
    http://www.cefresearch.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7583&highlight=coloured+patches

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    Re: Help With Patch Identification

    Post by Bill on Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:59 am

    With the id of Knight as a driver of an ambulance, he may well have been detailed as carrying party.

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