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#1 Chris_Baker

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:29 PM

I am a little perplexed by this photo and hoping that someone can advise. The signature clearly shows Egypt 1916 and is of a man named Alexander Pirie. But does that line up with him wearing collar dogs? Is there much else that can be told from his uniform or badges?

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

Hi,

The scottish Horse bde served in Egypt in 1916.

I have some photo's I will pull one out and post.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:41 PM

Thanks Graham. I've now found http://1914-1918.inv...howtopic=161598, which seems to show the same insignia. So did they wear collar dogs throughout? It is the dating of the photo rather than of his presence in Egypt that interests me.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:46 PM

The Howitson Brothers Scottish Horse

Bill Howitson on the righttransferred to 13th (scottish Horse) Bn The Black Watch and died in Rouen on 13/11/18

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:50 PM

Thanks again, John. Well I have learned something today. Now committing to memory: "the Scottish Horse wore collar dogs during the Great War".

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

This shows a group of Scottish Horse at Ripon in 1915 with collar badges plain to see.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:32 PM

And another group in Scotland.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

And don't forget the Scottish Horse's secret weapon Posted Image

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:39 PM

It looks to me like the Scottish Horse were prolific modifiers of the pocket flaps on their SD jackets.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:50 PM

It looks to me like the Scottish Horse were prolific modifiers of the pocket flaps on their SD jackets.


They appear to have their own unique pattern rather than a modified 1902 type.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:52 PM

Are the cuff buttons also unusual?john

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:29 PM

Are the cuff buttons also unusual?john


Yes, a unique feature of the Scottish Horse service dress was their 3pointed cuff flaps with buttons.