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Identification of WWI troops in Edinburgh
« on: Saturday 17 February 18 18:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Can anyone provide regimental identification for these men in Edinburgh, thought to be at the time of the Great War?

Thanks

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Midlothian: Adam(s), Meikle/Muckle
Leith: Bridges
Edinburgh: Brown
Prestonpans: Bird, Inglis
Fife: Wemyss
Orkney: Brock
Ireland: Sweeney

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Re: Identification of WWI troops in Edinburgh
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 18 February 18 19:36 GMT (UK) »
Later than WW1. I would suggest at least 1920's possibly 30's.
Can't id the Regt. as the cap badges/shoulder titles are too indistinct.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Identification of WWI troops in Edinburgh
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 February 18 09:45 GMT (UK) »
OK, thanks very much.
Midlothian: Adam(s), Meikle/Muckle
Leith: Bridges
Edinburgh: Brown
Prestonpans: Bird, Inglis
Fife: Wemyss
Orkney: Brock
Ireland: Sweeney

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Re: Identification of WWI troops in Edinburgh
« Reply #3 on: Monday 19 February 18 10:48 GMT (UK) »
Royal Scots?

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Re: Identification of WWI troops in Edinburgh
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 March 18 10:08 GMT (UK) »
I see nothing to date it post WW1.  Indeed the lack of cap badges and odd colour uniforms suggest early 1915.

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Re: Identification of WWI troops in Edinburgh
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 March 18 21:02 BST (UK) »
Hiya

I have a photo somewhere of my Grandad in a similar uniform, he was in the Black Watch then Kings Own Scottish Borderers. (so could be either)I remember the hat having two short ribbons down the back too, as we played with it as kids.He was in WW1

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White - Sheerness,Gillingham,Kent
Richardson - Hawick, Rox
Lunn - Durham, Lincoln
Wilson - Lincoln
Smith - Lincoln

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Re: Identification of WWI troops in Edinburgh
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 March 18 21:33 BST (UK) »
The Watch did not wear the red and white tartan band as they wore Government tartan and their Glengarry hats were dark.

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Re: Identification of WWI troops in Edinburgh
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 March 18 21:54 BST (UK) »
Sorry Alan

I can only see a black and white photo on here, looks all the same to me  :-[

Will have to see if my granddads hat still exists somewhere in Mums house

Carolyn  :)
White - Sheerness,Gillingham,Kent
Richardson - Hawick, Rox
Lunn - Durham, Lincoln
Wilson - Lincoln
Smith - Lincoln

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Re: Identification of WWI troops in Edinburgh
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 29 March 18 11:50 BST (UK) »
Whilst the photo is BW, the check band around the cap would have been red and white squares.  The BW did not wear this band but had a plain cap without the checks.

They all wear old pattern leather belts and possibly blue tunics which were issued late1914 before khaki cloth was available.  This and the lack of badges suggest Christmas 1914/spring 1915.

The one cap badge is the shape of the Royal Scots.  They were an Edinburgh regt.