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Help with military uniform

Postby Romano1970 » 04 May 2009, 21:17

Hi, I rec'd a picture of my Grandfather Lorenzo Romano in , what we all seem to beieve is his infantry dress uniform from the Italian army circa 1908 to 1911. Can someone give me a hand with the exact type of uniform this is??

The photo on the top right is the one I am looking for the information on. The other one to the bottom left is Lorenzo at a later date

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Re: Help with military uniform

Postby Romano1970 » 06 May 2009, 02:49

I forgot to mention the story that goes with this.

It seems my Grandfather did his two years in the infantry and came home only to learn he was to be sent back in for another two years. With that he decided it was a better idea to come to america.
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Re: Help with military uniform

Postby Romano1970 » 11 May 2009, 10:45

rying to make this a bigger picture for easier viewing. Sorry it is taking so long.
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Re: Help with military uniform

Postby liviomoreno » 14 May 2009, 15:47

It is the 18th Infantry Regiment.

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Re: Help with military uniform

Postby Romano1970 » 14 May 2009, 17:06

Thank you Livio. Possibly, would you have knowledge of where I could obtain the information for that division. I am looking for lorenzos military records.

Again, thank you so much for taking the time to help me.
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Postby liviomoreno » 14 May 2009, 17:30

The other info that were published in the Tuttogenealogia forum are:

Together with the 17th infantry regiment it was part of the Acqui Infantry Brigade.

Recruitment districts were: Ascoli Piceno, Brescia, Caltanisetta, Chieti, Frosinone, Genova, Novara, Padova, Verona.

During the peace time the 18th regiment was located in Chieti.


I don't know where you can get military records, maybe other forumers will be able to give you that answer.

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Re: Help with military uniform

Postby Romano1970 » 14 May 2009, 17:45

Livio....again thank you so much for the help. You are an asset to this forum.
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Re: Help with military uniform

Postby Romano1970 » 14 May 2009, 19:11

Livio, I was reading the other forum you provided me with. Was my grandfathers uniforn from the 18th or 17th infantry Reiment?
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Re: Help with military uniform

Postby Romano1970 » 14 May 2009, 19:11

Nevermind Livio. I answered my own question.

Thank you again
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Re: Help with military uniform

Postby vintagegamer » 19 May 2009, 17:17

I have decided to try one of my relatives, hopefully someone here will be able to provide some info regarding what his military info represents. His name was Paolo Salvo, and this picture was probably taken somewhere around 1900 or in the early 1900s. He lived in the vicinity of Giusvalla near Savona(I have better notes regarding him at my home, I can update this post later if needed).

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(pic courtesy of Frank Rosaio)

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Re: Help with military uniform

Postby liviomoreno » 20 May 2009, 05:31

I posted your photo on the Italian forum TuttaGenealogia

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Postby vintagegamer » 20 May 2009, 12:04

liviomoreno wrote:I posted your photo on the Italian forum TuttaGenealogia


Thanks Livio- is that because you are trying to get additional feedback regarding the uniform?

Jim

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Re: Help with military uniform

Postby liviomoreno » 20 May 2009, 13:18

vintagegamer wrote:
liviomoreno wrote:I posted your photo on the Italian forum TuttaGenealogia


Thanks Livio- is that because you are trying to get additional feedback regarding the uniform?

Jim

I know nothing about uniforms, but I know that in that forum there are some experts that may help...

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Re: Help with military uniform

Postby liviomoreno » 20 May 2009, 14:03

It could belong to the "engineer corps"

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Re: Help with military uniform

Postby vintagegamer » 20 May 2009, 16:10

I saw this pic on the web and was surprised at the similarity:

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