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52610: Photograph of a North Ronaldsay man in uniform

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posted on 2024-02-23, 13:41 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Editor's Comment:
This soldier appears to be wearing MacKenzie tartan, which narrows down his regiment to the Highland Light Infantry or Seaforth Highlanders. The blur of the badge on his Glengarry seems closer in outline to that of the HLI, while the leather belt (1914 pattern), a wartime emergency issue, suggests he is a member of one of the new (war-raised) battalions. However, the Highland Light Infantry was a trewed, not a kilted, regiment - the only men to be issued with the kilt were pipers, or the of the 9th (Glasgow Higlanders) Battalion, an affiliated Territorial army unit that served in France in the Great War.

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Identifier

3283.jpg| GWA_1456_LG15.jpg|

Creator

Unknown

Date

1914 - 1918

Date Created

01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Maureen Drever

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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