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Pte James Smallbones. ILI ILH? 1 month 4 weeks ago #60465

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This article relates to the above man saying he was seconded to the Imperial Light Infantry. I was wondering if he may more likely be Imperial Light Horse given the talk of horses. He is on the right in this picture, is it possible to confirm either way from this. He does not appear on the ILI nominal roll but that may be because he was a secondment? Anyway it is a nice picture of uniform and the man on the left certainly appears to be wearing mounted boots.
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Pte James Smallbones. ILI ILH? 1 month 4 weeks ago #60467

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3535 Pte J smallbones Bedford Company, 6th MI, I would suggest the word "light" was merely written in error, Imperial "Mounted" Infantry would have been correct.
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John W wrote: This article relates to the above man saying he was seconded to the Imperial Light Infantry. I was wondering if he may more likely be Imperial Light Horse given the talk of horses. He is on the right in this picture, is it possible to confirm either way from this. He does not appear on the ILI nominal roll but that may be because he was a secondment? Anyway it is a nice picture of uniform and the man on the left certainly appears to be wearing mounted boots.

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