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    1st Bn Edinburgh 1912.

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    1st Bn Aldershot 1913.

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    Edward Orlando Van Haldane.
    Cornet 11th Hussars 1852, Lt by purchase 1854.
    Lt without purchase 14th Hussars 1857, from half pay to 42nd 1863, retired 1865.
    Described verso as Captain late 42nd, Abergavenny photographer.
    Does he have a damaged left hand?

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    5th Bn

    Ron,

    I recognise several officers of the 5th Bn.

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    Group of officers pre war.

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    They are both wearing the "simplified" SD jacket, the Sgt at left must be a Territorial as he's sporting the Imperial Service Badge above his breast pocket.
    These date it between 1914-16, likely closer to 1914.

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    Family group.

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    Thanks Deeko.

    1918 peace card along with a badge that reads Vice President 1914-18.
    The vignette below shows P&D of T/4/RH.

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    Sentimental postcard, the artwork dated 27-1-16.

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    Albert Victor McDonald L/Cpl 2205 "C" Coy 2nd Black Watch wounded on May 9th Aubers ridge in L/Cpls Finlays VC action.
    Battalion suffered 60% casualties of men engaged that day, he died of his wounds two days later age 24.
    He is buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery Souchez, the son of James McDonald 11 Mauriston Cresent Edinburgh.
    Back of card suggests photo taken at Garrison Church Calcutta, but I recognise the lantern on the wall as being Edinburgh Castle.
    Probably taken on his enlistment before joining the 2nd Bn in India.

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    This postcard was sent to me by a dealer on closer inspection I see they are 9th HLI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmarsden View Post
    This postcard was sent to me by a dealer on closer inspection I see they are 9th HLI.
    I can see some MacKenzie tartan kilts peering out from under kilt covers and some ordinary HLI badges, Ron. These are highly likely to be 6th HLI. I would further surmise that the men with the large star badges would be 9th HLI by association. Are there further uniform clues that convince you that these are 9th HLI? Not doubting your conclusion but just wondering if there are things I have missed.

    Mike

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