4thGordons, on 28 May 2012 - 04:24 PM, said:
They appear to have double hose flashes which are quite long (and flapping!) that would seem to match with THIS PICTURE
(there are several).
IIRC the 5th Seaforths badge is round ("sans peur") rather than the standard Seaforth's badge so that would fit.
Other photos of the 5th show them armed with (Long) Magazine Lee Enfields as here...
so that would seem to be a good fit.
Thank you for the input and link to the photo of Pte. George Mackay of the 5th Seaforth, Chris. Indeed, this reinforces the hypothesis that the it is the 5th Seaforth that is seen parading through Inverness in the original photograph. The caption on the Mackay photo indicates that it was taken at Ft. George in 1915. Since he is wearing a sporran (very distinctive), I rather think this was taken at summer camp in early August 1914 just before mobilization. Hence, the parade in Inverness is likely just prior to leaving for Bedford to join the 152nd (Seaforth & Cameron) Brigade, 51st Highland Division.
In further studying the original photograph, there is a man in the lower center wearing a solid color glengarry with, apparently, feathers protruding from the "sans peur" badge. In researching the 5th Seaforth further, they retained the uniform of the old Sutherland Rifle Volunteers that included solid gelngarries for officers. This can be seen in the photo below from Tain in 1911 (probably summer camp) that I found in my archives; unexplainedly, there are two Argyll officers also posing.
Thanks again for the help; your picture helped me crystallize the above hypothesis.
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