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    Pipe Major Archie Proudfoot, BW

    I received a newspaper cutting from the Belfast Evening Telegraph of 8 October 1914 with a photograph of the Proudfoot family - the father was Ex Black Watch - with 6 sons and 3 nephews serving in the military at the time. The 3 nephews were in the Black Watch, they were: Pipe Major Archie, Sergeant Robert and Abraham Proudfoot.
    Has anyone got more information about P/M Archie Proudfoot, in particular when was he P/M and in which Battalion?
    If you are interested in the photograph please send me an email at aad@blueyonder.co.uk
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    Aad
    This would appear to be his Medal Index Card: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interacti...cklabel=Return
    This information would indicate that he was in the 2nd Battalion, was a PoW, and entered theater of war 12th October 1914 which would have been shortly after the battalion's arrival from India.

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    Mike,
    Thank you for the link. It looks indeed like he was in the 2nd Battalion. However, on my list of Pipe Majors I have John Keith as P/M of the 2nd Bn BW from 1908 to 1919, with a brief interruption in 1916!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboode View Post
    I received a newspaper cutting from the Belfast Evening Telegraph of 8 October 1914 with a photograph of the Proudfoot family - the father was Ex Black Watch - with 6 sons and 3 nephews serving in the military at the time. The 3 nephews were in the Black Watch, they were: Pipe Major Archie, Sergeant Robert and Abraham Proudfoot.
    Has anyone got more information about P/M Archie Proudfoot, in particular when was he P/M and in which Battalion?
    If you are interested in the photograph please send me an email at aad@blueyonder.co.uk
    Aad Boode
    Could it be a case of the family giving him a promotion, when in fact he was a piper, but not pipe major?
    Many families did this in newspaper obituaries it seems.

    Derek.

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