Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:53 AM
the brother of my next door neighbour along with some of his work mates (he was a miner and underage) walked from Bolton to Liverpool to join a kilted regiment. They were apparently turned away because they were not ethnic Scots. I don't know if it was the Liverpool Scottish or one ot the highland regiments recruiting there. They were offered another unit but decided to return to Bolton to enlist because at the time there was rivalry about which town could recruit the most.
Ironically, on return to Bolton He signed up for a Welsh Regt. He eventually was transferred to the RE possibly because of his civilian occupation but became a signaler. He survived the war but his elder brother a serjeant with 1/5th LNR did not