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Offline Debbie in B.C.

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Help with my Old Soldier please
« on: Friday 09 November 07 21:12 GMT (UK) »
Uncle George " Wee Geordie" Stewart. Taken when he was 18 years old in his Highland Light Infantry uniform at Glasgow.
The photo is faded, any help would be appreciated.

It would be fabulous to see him in glorious colour, but I imagine the kilt would prove challenging.




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Re: Help with my Old Soldier please
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 November 07 21:49 GMT (UK) »
I unfaded him a little  ;D

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Re: Help with my Old Soldier please
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 November 07 22:45 GMT (UK) »
oh WOW!  That's much better.  :D
Thank you!
Stewart, Moore, Murray, McLure, Beaton, McIntyre, Sinclair, Barr, Burnside, Welsh, Barker, McGibbon, Harrison, Gallacher/Gallagher, Hedley


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Re: Help with my Old Soldier please
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 November 07 22:47 GMT (UK) »
What were those white things on his feet called, and what were they for ?  They seem to have no practical purpose that I can think of !
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Re: Help with my Old Soldier please
« Reply #4 on: Friday 09 November 07 22:49 GMT (UK) »


Here Lydart .... everything you ever wanted to know about "Spats "  ;D ;D ;D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spats

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Re: Help with my Old Soldier please
« Reply #5 on: Friday 09 November 07 22:59 GMT (UK) »
here's another for the album

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Re: Help with my Old Soldier please
« Reply #6 on: Friday 09 November 07 23:11 GMT (UK) »
So ... spats ... Poirot wore them; but he was a bit of a dandy ... but for soldiers, they appear to have no practical use ! 

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Re: Help with my Old Soldier please
« Reply #7 on: Friday 09 November 07 23:18 GMT (UK) »
Just a Thought!

I think the Original Idea for Spats was to stop splashes of Water (& Rain) getting Inside the Shoe (Soldiers did'nt generally wear Boots, accept those in certain Mounted Regiments).
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Re: Help with my Old Soldier please
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 10 November 07 17:51 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone!  Not only is the photo looking brilliant, I even learned something about the spats.   :)
Stewart, Moore, Murray, McLure, Beaton, McIntyre, Sinclair, Barr, Burnside, Welsh, Barker, McGibbon, Harrison, Gallacher/Gallagher, Hedley