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+~+~+ Vintage Photograph +~+~+  Seaforth Highlander of Canada ~ First World War (1914-1918).

Vintage Photograph - Seaforth Highlander of Canada, First World War (V)

In India shortly before the Great War, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

mea-gloria-fides: “Private of Battalion Seaforth Highlanders in India shortly before the Great War ”

A young Gordon Highlander in Walking Out dress as worn from 1916 onwards. Note that he wears the kilt without apron or sporran and is carrying a swagger stick.

A young Gordon Highlander in Walking Out dress as worn from 1916 onwards. Note that he wears the kilt without apron or sporran and is carrying a swagger stick.

Piper , I believe this to be  Seaforth Highlanders

The stripes on his right cuff date this to at least 1918 and it looks like he has the Scottish Division Badge further up the same arm

Scottish kilt. A kilt apron was used to replace the sporran and protected the kilt when in the line. Scottish soldiers would carry gas in small bags over the kilt, like a sporran.

Kilt-Scottish soldiers wore kilts in battles. Kilt aprons were used to replace the sporran, which held items, and protected the kilt when in the line. These soldiers would carry gas in small bags over the kilt, like a sporran.

A Private soldier in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

A Private soldier in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Royal Scots Fusiliers

also wore the kilt in

Lieutenant Thomas Arthur Letters, 2nd Gordon Highlanders, KIA.

Lieutenant Thomas Arthur Letters of the Gordon Highlanders with the officers ceremonial claymore sword. He died aged twenty-one, on a battlefield on the Western Front, on March He is commemorated at Le Touret.

J.R.E. Stansfield, Boer War

Soldiers of the Queen -Taken in November 1899 just prior to his departure to South Africa, the cabinet photograph at right depicts a young Lt. John Raymond Evelyn Stansfeld of the Highlanders with a female relation

Gordon Highlanders: circa WWI

This is an example of a kilt from WWI. The Scottish soldiers wore kilts as a part of their uniforms. This kilt also features a small bag that may have used to carry gas or other small items.

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