Photograph of a North Ronaldsay man in uniform
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|Title||Photograph of a North Ronaldsay man in uniform|
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.
|Item Date||1914 - 1918|
|Item medium||Photographic paper|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Maureen Drever|