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Lance Corporal Seaforth Highlanders
Lance Corporal Seaforth Highlanders

Monochrome photograph of a Lance Corporal of the Seaforth Highlanders taken by AW Pierce, Nottingham.. He also appears, at the same place in same uniform, in picture #1186
Picture added on 24 April 2008
He is most definitely a Territorial (part time solder from circa WW1) as evidenced by his brass shoulder titles surmounted by a 'T' according to regulation and the Imperial Service (volunteer's) badge on his right breast.

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Added by Robert Bennett on 27 June 2012
According to information gleaned from this photograph was probably taken sometime between late August 1914 and early May 1915 in Bedford,England. This is where 51st (Highland) Division, Territorial Force was stationed while it underwent intensive infantry training in preparation for the Western Front. Although based in Nottingham, A W Pierce (photographer) took countless photographs of the division during this time. The blog infers that this soldier's unusual headgear was known as a 'Ghillie hat', which was a khaki canvas cover worn over his Glengarry. These were a short-lived item of dress particular to the 1/5th and 1/6th Seaforth in the weeks prior to their leaving Bedford 2nd/3rd May 1915. This soldier is also wearing calf length 'puttees' which were replaced in favour of shorter ankle length versions (depending on availability, supply and personal issue to individual soldiers in a unit) later on in 1915.
Added by James Gray on 02 April 2016
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