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identify this regiment
« on: Saturday 21 December 19 13:47 GMT (UK) »
hi
   i ve posted this photo on a few different sites
but still no deffinite recognition,
best info i can give is the photo is taken
in pangbourne either  1933 or 39
and is with a 2nd photo  with sas concentration camp
Aldershot written on the back
the 2nd photo i cant lay my hands on atmo,
my best guess is the gordon highlanders,
but i don t know whos in the photos thats related to me,

any help would be appreciated

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« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 December 19 14:00 GMT (UK) »
Super photo, shirt sleeve order, Highlanders, can't go any further. headdress should be a clue.

Just might be Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in France 1940.
Griffiths Llandogo, Mitcheltroy, Mon. and Whitchurch Here (Also Edwards),  18th C., Griffiths FoD 19th Century.

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« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 December 19 14:03 GMT (UK) »
Super picture - looks like a good identifiable hatbadge on leftmost soldier.
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON


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« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 December 19 14:16 GMT (UK) »
Argyll's cap badge more lozenge shaped than circular which I think this is so I'd go for your guess.

 Have you asked the Gordon Highlanders Museum to look at it and perhaps advise about a Pangbourne connection ?

How are you able to define that is was taken in one of two specific years?

MaxD
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 December 19 14:24 GMT (UK) »
Well, it's not the tropics, French Campaign only took two months. Subject may be 51st Highland Division.
Griffiths Llandogo, Mitcheltroy, Mon. and Whitchurch Here (Also Edwards),  18th C., Griffiths FoD 19th Century.

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 December 19 14:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Max
          the reason for the different years is i m getting old and forgetful
place and date was written on the back but i ve forgot where
i put the origional,
i think it was 39 but i m not 100% on that,

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 21 December 19 14:57 GMT (UK) »
i ve few photos i d love to find answers for,
one in particular concerns a piper from ww1
a john mackay 9488 seaforth highlanders,
if your familar with Trevor Royles, Flowers of the forest,
the cover picture on the front is a seaforth piper at the somme,
now the John MacKay i m refering to was there with the seaforth 7th battalion,
i have a photo of him taken in 1918 and i m reasonably possitive its him
on the book cover but finding confirmation is virtually impossible

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 21 December 19 15:13 GMT (UK) »
through research i ve done 1 gordon regiment was at Aldershot  in 39,
and another in singapore,

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 21 December 19 15:42 GMT (UK) »
I really would try the museum.  The photo looks as if it was taken perhaps for a newspaper (rather than one of the men photographing his mates).  This could mean it was published somewhere, in a regimental journal perhaps?

There really are so few clues!

Max

9488 was indeed with 7 Seaforths there is a medical record for him in in March 1918 suggesting he was evacuated to UK
I am Zoe Northeast, granddaughter of Maximilian Double.
 
It is with great difficulty I share with you that in the early hours of 07 August 2021, Maximilian passed away unexpectedly but peacefully.

With deep sadness,
Zoe



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Randle/Millington Warwicks
Sokser/Klingler Austria/Croatia