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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #9 on: Monday 12 February 18 13:23 GMT (UK) »
I've learned something today about the wearing of slouch hats and always connected them to the Australian forces.
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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #10 on: Monday 12 February 18 14:46 GMT (UK) »
http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/vc_victoria_cross/william_john_english_vc.jpg

Serving in the Scottish Horse in the Boer war, VC in 1901.

Thought you'd enjoy an Irishman named English serving in a Scottish regiment winning a VC in South Africa.

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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #11 on: Monday 12 February 18 16:15 GMT (UK) »
Bit of a tidy....

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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #12 on: Monday 12 February 18 16:23 GMT (UK) »
http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/vc_victoria_cross/william_john_english_vc.jpg

Serving in the Scottish Horse in the Boer war, VC in 1901.

Thought you'd enjoy an Irishman named English serving in a Scottish regiment winning a VC in South Africa.

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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #13 on: Monday 12 February 18 20:38 GMT (UK) »
Interesting that the two in slouch hats wear their bandoliers (I think that's the name isn't it?) on the other shoulder to the one on the right hand end.     I wonder if there is any significance to that.  :-\
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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #14 on: Monday 12 February 18 20:52 GMT (UK) »

Just noticed the chap in the back row holding a dog :-\

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I thought it looked more like a monkey?

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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #15 on: Monday 12 February 18 20:58 GMT (UK) »
Interesting that the two in slouch hats wear their bandoliers (I think that's the name isn't it?) on the other shoulder to the one on the right hand end.
Maybe they're left handed?  Think you'd want the bandolier on the opposite shoulder to where the rifle butt ends up.  Most period photos seem to show it slung over the left shoulder.

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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #16 on: Monday 12 February 18 21:03 GMT (UK) »
Don't think it is to do with handedness    :-\
 - when in 'formation', they'd all wear them the same way surely? 

So that would be the way you dressed in uniform - (well that's my guess anyway.  :))
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #17 on: Monday 12 February 18 21:41 GMT (UK) »
Handypandy

That's a great Bit of a Tidy  :). Many thanks.

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