Highlander ? regiment , 3 clasp QSA

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Highlander ? regiment , 3 clasp QSA

Postby Fathertime » 20 Jan 2017 20:28


Can anyone please identify this soldiers regiment. I have searched the internet over for something that matches or comes close to his collar badge, and buckle. So far nothing. I have determined that his medal is a 3 clasp QSA. Another question. Isn't there a wonderful group of photographs of one or more of the Highland regiments from this era? (late 1890's) I saw it once on the net and forgot to bookmark it. They were all portraits of officers and NCOs if memory serves.

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Re: Highlander ? regiment , 3 clasp QSA

Postby gordon92 » 20 Jan 2017 20:54

He is an Argyll and Sutherland Highlander. The "Swinging Six" sporran and collar badges clearly identify him as such. I would opine that the the full scarf plaid is likely a photographer's augmentation for the benefit of the soldier's folks back home.
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Re: Highlander ? regiment , 3 clasp QSA

Postby jf42 » 20 Jan 2017 20:59

Bob, he's a soldier of Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (91st & 93rd)- to give them their full name. Princess Louise, whose husband was the Duke of Argyll, is said to have had a hand in the design of the new Regiment's badges when the 91st and 93rd were united in 1881. The rustic prop-chair raises interesting questions as to where the studio might have been.

Given that the 2nd Battalion were in India from 1891 to 1907, this man is likely to be 1st Battalion. Stations for the 1st Battalion between South Africa and the outbreak of the Great War were:

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1899.10 South Africa 3 Bde
1903 England: Longmoor
1906 Chatham
1909 Malta
1912 India: Dinapore
1914 France and Flanders

http://web.archive.org/web/200712190558 ... /091-1.htm
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Re: Highlander ? regiment , 3 clasp QSA

Postby Frogsmile » 20 Jan 2017 22:08

What a very handsome portrait of an A&SH private soldier. Thank you for posting it.
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