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Title: Can anyone identify which war and what kind of soldier or regiment
Post by: ryan37 on Friday 15 October 21 19:41 BST (UK)
Hi folks wondering if I can ask some
details on this two individuals,

The one on the right is very close in similarity to another small photo I have , could it be the same man I will posy a photo of
Both

Thanks

Ryan
Title: Re: Can anyone identify which war and what kind of soldier or regiment
Post by: ryan37 on Friday 15 October 21 19:51 BST (UK)
Could
This be the same
Man as on the right side
Of first photo

Ryan 
Title: Re: Can anyone identify which war and what kind of soldier or regiment
Post by: tonepad on Friday 15 October 21 21:44 BST (UK)
The cap badge looks like the Cameron Highlanders:

https://www.britishmilitarybadges.co.uk/products/ww1-queens-own-cameron-highlanders-regiment-cap-badge-6.html


Tony
Title: Re: Can anyone identify which war and what kind of soldier or regiment
Post by: Kloumann on Friday 15 October 21 21:49 BST (UK)
The uniform looks like the Gordon Highlanders & in the period between the Boer War & WW1. Look at the link: Scroll down to the photo of the 5 soldiers.

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/200039-snake-belts-p14-and-pre-war/
Title: Re: Can anyone identify which war and what kind of soldier or regiment
Post by: Jool on Friday 15 October 21 21:53 BST (UK)
I can't help with the uniform, but my initial observation was that the men in both photos appear to have a bit missing from the top of their right eyebrow, left as we look at it.  I know  ::), I notice the strangest things  ;D
Title: Re: Can anyone identify which war and what kind of soldier or regiment
Post by: philipsearching on Saturday 16 October 21 16:02 BST (UK)
The one on the right is very close in similarity to another small photo I have , could it be the same man I will posy a photo of
Both

The man on the right (as we look at it) has different earlobes.
The man on the left (as we look at it) is very similar to the individual photo.  There appears to be a difference in the length of the nose, but this might be a result of the head being tilted higher.

ADDED - I am far from being an expert on military uniforms and insignia, but the Gordon Highlanders looks like a good bet to me.

Philip
Title: Re: Can anyone identify which war and what kind of soldier or regiment
Post by: ryan37 on Sunday 17 October 21 10:10 BST (UK)
Thank you all for the fantastic suggestions and information, itís a really big help to me


I appreciate your time
And efforts

Ryan
Title: Re: Can anyone identify which war and what kind of soldier or regiment
Post by: John915 on Wednesday 20 October 21 17:09 BST (UK)
Good afternoon,

The snake buckle normally indicates a militia batt rather than regular I believe.

John915
Title: Re: Can anyone identify which war and what kind of soldier or regiment
Post by: alan o on Sunday 19 December 21 16:32 GMT (UK)
He is wearing a 1915 pattern tunic with a leather belt suggesting a war raised battalion. 

He may be Cameron Highlanders I would suggest the Cameroians which was worn on a  black silk rostette which you can see the frayed edges on in the photo.  They were Glaswegian based.
Title: Re: Can anyone identify which war and what kind of soldier or regiment
Post by: Farelf on Sunday 19 December 21 16:47 GMT (UK)
Not a Cameronian, they never wore kilts