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Military Identification

Postby UrbanHistorian » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:41 pm

I'm trying to identify the the uniform worn in the attached picture/ the time period. I noticed he appears to be holding a cane under his left arm. It's possible he is from Ireland or Scotland but hard for me to tell. Any suggestions?

Thanks. Stephen
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Re: Military Identification

Postby Cmcquade » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:50 pm

could be what they call a swagger stick under his arm or riding crop. on the right hand side is that part of a feather bonnet? if yes most likely scottish. maybe a bandie??
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Re: Military Identification

Postby brunes08 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:56 pm

I have just received my January 2019 copy of Who Do You Think You Are magazine. It includes a photo of a uniform almost identical to yours. It may be that your soldier is in the King’s Own Scottish Borderers and the white jacket is the ‘undress’ uniform. It might be worth your while to purchase a copy as there is more information that might be useful to you.


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