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    Gordon Highlanders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmarsden View Post
    Gordon Highlanders.
    Interesting photo, Ron. They are indeed Gordon Highlanders wearing simplified pattern glengarries; the Gordons would ordinarily wear diced glengarries. Also, notice that they are wearing Black Watch spats (squared off toes with khaki buttons and not the black buttons that the Gordons should wear).

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    Mike, from the Long Long Trail site.
    51st (Gaduated) Bn Gordon Highlanders.
    Up to Oct 1917 known as 202 Graduated Bn with no Regimental affiliation, previously 38th Bn Training Reserve and up to Sept 1916 had been the 11th (Reserve) Battalion of the Black Watch. A training unit based at Cromer. That would account for the BW spats and plain glengarries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmarsden View Post
    Mike, from the Long Long Trail site.
    51st (Gaduated) Bn Gordon Highlanders.
    Up to Oct 1917 known as 202 Graduated Bn with no Regimental affiliation, previously 38th Bn Training Reserve and up to Sept 1916 had been the 11th (Reserve) Battalion of the Black Watch. A training unit based at Cromer. That would account for the BW spats and plain glengarries.
    Ron,

    Good detective work. This is a most plausible explanation. Wauchope's history confirms the chronology from LLT.

    Mike

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    You two are good.

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    How about this one PM Howath DCM & Bar Gordon Highlanders wearing what looks like a Cameron badge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmarsden View Post
    How about this one PM Howath DCM & Bar Gordon Highlanders wearing what looks like a Cameron badge.
    Another nice one, Ron.

    I could see how the angle of the image might suggest the St. Andrew & Cross of the Cameron badge, but I do think it's the Gordon cap badge with stag's head surrounded by a wreath. The sporran is definitely Gordon Highlanders.

    Mike

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    Mike, just expanded the photo on IPad and you can clearly see the stags antlers.
    Thanks Ron.

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    Wounded mule.

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    18 Pounder in action.

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