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Donald Mackay in full dress tropical uniform Seaforth Highlanders
Donald Mackay in full dress tropical uniform Seaforth Highlanders

Studio monochrome photograph of Donald Mackay in full dress tropical uniform, with Lance Corporal stripe, taken in Afghanistan. Border of mount has inscription J Nath Photographer Nowshera Cantt. [See picture #11752 a photograph of an unknown soldier taken in the same studio in Nowshera]
Picture added on 02 March 2009
This is my great uncle and he lived at 7 Back Street, Embo
Added by Donna Call (Australia) on 10 March 2009
Nowshera is now in Pakistan and was a large British Army base used for troops based on the North-West Frontier of India. 1st Seaforths were involved in the Zakha Khel Expedition in 1908 against Afridi tribesmen on the Indian-Afghan border.
Added by Adam Brown on 18 September 2010
I was very interested to see this photograph. My mum has a very similar print by the same photographer, which we thought was of a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders as it belonged to my grandfather. However, it could well be the Seaforths now I have seen this print. I can scan the print my mum has and e-mail it through if this is of use to your website.

Many thanks for your comment. We are always pleased to have new images donated to the Museum and it may be that someone looking on the image library can identify the soldier in your Grandfather's photo, so do please email through a scanned copy. With thanks, Administrator.
Added by Rhona Petrie on 30 May 2013
Thank you, I now have another two photographs I would like to e-mail through, one of a group of soldiers, who again I think may belong to the Seaforth rather than the Gordon Highlanders, and another of a single figure (possibly an officer?) wearing a plaid. I would be very grateful for anyone who can throw any light on this. Could you please provide me with your e-mail address and let me know how I can go about creating an album which could be viewed publicly?

With many thanks and kind regards


Many thanks again

Rhona Petrie

Many thanks for your follow up, I will answer your queries via the Museum email - Administrator
Added by Rhona Petrie on 02 June 2013
I actually managed to e-mail the photographs through yesterday to the enquiries address on your website but would still be interested in creating an album.

Many thanks

Photographs received O.K.. If you would like to create an album, please click on 'Visitors' at the top left of this page and that page will take you through the process - Administrator
Added by Rhona Petrie on 03 June 2013
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