This photo shows Frank La Touche VAUGH son of Wilton and Susan VAUGH. Born 16th Apr 1889 died 3rd Aug 1947. I have another picture of Frank in the uniform of the SIH shown here
Through the knowledge of Hugh my brother and several books, the uniform has been identified as that of the South Irish Horse.

The South Irish Horse started the war as a Special reserve cavalry regiment expanding during the war to become two regiments, the 1st and 2nd South Irish Horse. For much more information please follow this link and the one below for detailed information concerning the 16th (Irish) Division.

Battalions of the 16th (Irish) Division This page along with several others has been  provided by Seamus H K.

All of this came to light when we realized that the shamrock badge was really the only one of it's kind in use by a unit of the British Army. The collar badge and the one worn on Frank's side cap are of the same design, this is apparent using a magnifying glass on the original photo.

I have found no papers in the Public Record Office at Kew, relating to Frank, so we can only conclude that he either left the army before WW1 or only served at home.

His  brother Gordon Vaugh also served in the British Army, albiet for only a month, Gordon went on to join the Americian Army and died in France on the 26th Dec 1917 and was buried 2nd Jan 1918 in Meuse Argonne American Cemetery.

 


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Doug Vaugh, England  15th April 2002