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Cycle Regiment or Norh Yorkshire Uniform


master brummie
Photo of my GrandfUather Denis W Breakwell Lived at 24 Grange Road Kings Heath.This Photo taken between 1914 & 1918 in the uniform of either the Army Cycle Regiment or North Yorkshire Regiment how a brummy ended up in a yorkshire regiment can´t find out as he lived and worked all his life in Birmingham.


master brummie
It was quite common for men to end up in regiments that had their origins in parts of the country far from their own castalla. Is there any chance you could make the photo bigger, his cap badge looks more of a "blob" than that of the Cycle Regiment would.


master brummie
Only one man named Denis Breakwell served overseas with the British Army in WW1. When he first went (on 14 July 1915) he was serving as Private 3187 of the Army Cyclist Corps. He later served with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) and then the Royal Defence Corps. This info is from his medal index card, which you can find at Ancestry or at the National Archives 'Discovery' website. Sadly it does not seem that his service record has survived but he has entries in the rolls of the 1914-15 Star and the British War and Victory Medals.