Can anyone identify this regiment?

chrisg46

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#1
My wife has asked me to post this; she is trying to find out more about her fathers family, and has got back to around ww1 days, and is trying to identify the fellow in the picture below. It was probably taken prior to 1914.

Does anyone recognise the regiment details here? Can you let us know the modern day descendants of the regiment.
 

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chrisg46

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#5
Cheers guys, much appreciated. Have emailed the museum of the Gordons and will join that forum in a sec.

Royal Polish Fusiliers? Wah?
 
#6
You sure it's Scottish?
The sporran and belt look like WW1 Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and the tartan could be Mckenzie.
Cheers
Scratch
 
#7
I would assume that someone who is clued up on Scottish regimenmts could identify the regiment by the sporran as I was under the impression that each regiment had a different pattern sporran.
 
#8
Scratcher90 said:
You sure it's Scottish?
The sporran and belt look like WW1 Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and the tartan could be Mckenzie.
Cheers
Scratch
It could well be the Seaforths (even the proper Scottish ones), but I don't think the cap badge looks right.

From the cap badge I thought of the HLI, but they weren't kilted. What about the Glasgow Highlanders battalion of the HLI?

T_T
 
#9
craftsmanx said:
I would assume that someone who is clued up on Scottish regimenmts could identify the regiment by the sporran as I was under the impression that each regiment had a different pattern sporran.
CMX - I tried that one but photos and drawings from the BYDAND site showed different sporrant types with different types of tassles. IIRC some of the Terrier Regiments had different types of spottans from the parent Bn.

OMG its Saturday and I need to get out :oops:
 
#10
Looks like the lovat scouts sporran and Forbes tartan.
 
#11
Forbes tartan was the tartan used by the lovat scouts. calm down
 
#12
I think it's a Canadian regiment (though not the Seaforth, as was earlier suggested or the Lovat Scouts who I believe did not wear the kilt in WW1).
Could be the HLI of Canada.
 
#13
The belt he is wearing is P14, judging by the width. Therefore he would be Scottish (not Canadian) possibly a Territorial and the picture taken late 1914 more than likely 1915. I think the cutaway style of service dress tunic may date the picture too but i'm not that clued up on my Scottish stuff.
 
#17
No from your Wiki link, no Glengarry! Just thought I would throw it in lesser known Scot Regt that I knew of!
 

chrisg46

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#19
Just had this in my inbox from the Gordon Highlanders musuem;

Thank you for your enquiry dated 6.10.2007 in which you request identification of a highland soldier c 1914.

I have to inform you that the soldier was not a member of the Gordon Highlanders. I doubt also that the was a Seaforth HIGHLANDER.

It appears that he may have belonged to either the Highland Light Infantry (HLI) or The Glasgow Highlanders.

I suggest that you make enquiries at the following Regimental Museum which incorporates the histories of both these Regiments:

The Royal Fusiliers Regimental Museum
518 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3LW
Tel: 0141 332 0961

Should you wish to confirm the matter regarding the Seaforth Highlanders, please contact:

Queens Own Highlanders Museum
Fort George
Arderseir
Inverness
IV2 7TD
Tel: 01463 224380
 

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