Someone recommended this site to me from a Scottish Genealogy mailing list. I am trying to figure out what WWI regiment my great-grandfather belonged to based on a photo I have of him in his military uniform.
My great-grandfather, Alexander Murray, is the one on the right in this photograph. The tartan looks pretty clear and you can see that he has three medals; the first one on the left looks like the British Service Medal, and the one next to it might be the Victory medal but I can't identify the last one at all which looks like a five-pointed cross if that makes any sense.
Alexander Murray was born in Barrhead, Scotland and moved to America in 1909. He actually went back to Scotland as soon as the war broke out because he really wanted to fight in it. Family legend is that he earned the nickname 'Red' during the war but he wouldn't say why.
If you can help me identify any more details from this photo, please let me know. You can e-mail me at "caimaver )at( yahoo [dot] com" if you'd like. I can also e-mail a higher-res version if it would help.