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Which Uniform is This? 7 years 10 months ago #22775

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The question I would like to ask is; was there a difference between the uniforms as worn by the Ist, 2nd and Militia Battalions of the Seaforth Highlanders?

If so, could anyone identify the Battalion that the lad in the picture attached is in from the uniform he is wearing wearng?

The story coming down in the family is that he ran away to join up at the age of 15/16 after his older brother had joined up. His name was Angus Maciver and he died in 1903 at the age of 19.

If anyone who is familiar with how to dig up information about servicemen etc can help me to find anything out about this lad I would be eternally grateful.

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Which Uniform is This? 7 years 10 months ago #22828

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Hi, the only MacIver, I came across was in the rolls of the Black Watch but with a different initial, others might check the rolls of the Seaforths which I don't have to hand. As regards the uniform it seems a basic highland one, but there is quite an informative little book in the men at arms series by Osprey publishing titled Queen Victoria's Highlanders, this might help.
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saxon wrote: Hi, the only MacIver, I came across was in the rolls of the Black Watch but with a different initial, others might check the rolls of the Seaforths which I don't have to hand. As regards the uniform it seems a basic highland one, but there is quite an informative little book in the men at arms series by Osprey publishing titled Queen Victoria's Highlanders, this might help.


Thank you for your efforts Saxon. I thought that it might have been possible to distinguish between soldiers from different Battalions of a Regiment by their uniforms.

Perhaps a clearer image of the insignia would have been more helpful.

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Which Uniform is This? 7 years 10 months ago #22877

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Militia Man,

You're right that the insignia will identify the unit but I am unsure whether the different battalions were distinguishable.



It doesn't look as if he served in the Boer War

A C Maciver U Battery Royal Horse Artillery
A E Maciver 3rd Ammn Column Royal Horse Artillery
A E Maciver Royal Horse Artillery
A E Maciver Royal Horse Artillery
A E Maciver Royal Horse Artillery
D Maciver Lovat's Scouts
D Maciver Lovat's Scouts
D F Maciver Bethune's Mounted Infantry
Geo Maciver 1st Scottish Horse
J T Maciver 11' Brigade Du R F A
John Maciver 178th Company Imperial Yeomanry Lovat Scouts
John Maciver 178th Company Imperial Yeomanry Lovat Scouts
M Maciver Cape Railway Sharpshooters

I also had a look at the service paper index and, while there are some A Macivers, there is no one born in 1884.

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Which Uniform is This? 7 years 10 months ago #22878

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There are some McIvers on the Boer War rolls

A Mciver 1st & 3rd C B A C (3rd R H A - A C )
A Mciver 52nd Company 19th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
A Mciver 3rd & 4th Battalion The Kings Liverpool
A Mciver 3rd Battalion Highland Light Infantry
A Mciver 1st Volunteer Service Company Seaforth Highlanders
A Mciver 2nd Battalion The Buffs E Kent
P A Mciver 10th New Zealand Mounted Rifles
A E Mciver U Battery Royal Horse Artillery
Alexander Mciver Seaforth Highlanders
Angus Mciver 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Angus Mciver 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
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There are some papers for Angus McIver

MCIVER ANGUS born 1885, Mig, Stornway, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
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