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Re: Scottish Horse 6 years 5 months ago #3818

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Hello Frank

Thank you for your reply and the extra information, most helpfull :)

Paul

Frank Kelley wrote: Hello Paul,
I would agree with you on the date and would say WW1 or perhaps 1920's, don't know very much about the Scotish Horse, but they did have a bewildering array of badges over the years.
The original "Scotish Horse" that was raised for the Boer War and in 1902 became part of the Transvaal Volunteers, was disbanded in 1907, it was NOT the same Regt as the one in the British Army Territorial Force and Territorial Army.
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Re: Scottish Horse 6 years 5 months ago #3819

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Hello Mike

LOL yes I had not really noticed him before, he looks like he has had a good time!
Well spotted.

Paul

QSAMIKE wrote: Hi Paul.....

I hate to say it but the man sitting on the right with the hands on his shoulders looks like he has hit the SRD.....

Maybe the guy behind him is holding him up........ :P

Mike


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Re: Scottish Horse 6 years 5 months ago #3820

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Iain,

Many thanks for your concise reply and all the information.
Its good to know that fellow members can share knowledge with the less experienced.
Thanks again.

Paul :)

iaindh wrote:

Frank Kelley wrote: Hello Paul,
I would agree with you on the date and would say WW1 or perhaps 1920's, don't know very much about the Scotish Horse, but they did have a bewildering array of badges over the years.
The original "Scotish Horse" that was raised for the Boer War and in 1902 became part of the Transvaal Volunteers, was disbanded in 1907, it was NOT the same Regt as the one in the British Army Territorial Force and Territorial Army.
Regards Frank.


Hi all,

Just to clarify the origins:
The Scottish Horse were raised for the South African War in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg and expanded to two regiments.

The 1st and 2nd Scottish Horse were formed from Australian & South African volunteers plus drafts from Scotland. In 1902. after the conclusion of the Boer war, both regiments were disbanded at Edinburgh Castle, after repatriating Australians and discharging South Africans.

Later in 1902 the Scottish Horse were reconstituted as two regiments by the Duke of Atholl, both claiming descent from the original Scottish Horse.
The link was the Marquis of Tullibardine, the son of the Duke of Atholl, who commanded the original Scottish Horse and of course became the next Duke of Atholl. The 2 regiments were:

A British Army Regiment that went on to serve in both WWs.
A Volunteer Regiment in Transvaal Army. By June 1906 it was 396 men strong, however it was disbanded in 1907 in favour of the Transvaal's Imperial Light Horse.
To this day, piper's of the Transvaal Scottish, who have their roots in the Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, wear the Tullibardine tartan.
There is an identical monument to the Scottish Horse both in Edinburgh, I believe on the Royal Mile and in Jo'burg on Caledonia hill.

regards,
Iain


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Scottish Horse 2 months 3 weeks ago #60195

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I happened across this site looking for Scottish Horse uniforms.

I may be imagining things, but do you think that the soldier seated with the cigarette looks like the soldier in this picture? (my great grandfather). The hair looks identical, and the face very similar.

He was in the Scottish Horse in WW1 and went to Gallipoli.



I'd be very interested to know more about your photo.
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Scottish Horse 2 months 3 weeks ago #60197

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