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Remembered Today:

Is he a Cameronian ?


DaveT

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The attached photograph is of my four Great Uncles who fought (and one died) in the First World War.

I have traced the records of three of them but have found no information about the fourth.

The fourth :-

Thomas Taylor

Born 1884 in Middlesbrough

Occupation Marine Engineer

Living at Clyde Street, Middlesbrough

Thomas is in the kilt.

Please can anyone confirm that his uniform is that of the Cameronians.

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Hello,

Looks like a Cameron Highlanders sporran. The Cameronians, or Scottish rifles was not a kilted regiment, wheras the Cameron Highlanders were.

I hope this helps,

Cheers,

Owain.

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Yes, Owain has it spot on with Cameron Highlanders, the regimental sporran is clear: http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f98/military-sporran-archive-77587/

Excellent link on the sporrans, Frogsmile. I had not seen this before. Thanks for posting.

Mike

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Excellent link on the sporrans, Frogsmile. I had not seen this before. Thanks for posting.

Mike

Glad it's useful Mike. I find that whole website very good and often refer to it.

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There appear to have been a fair number of men with that same name in the Camerons.

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Surely only the English are Cameronians!

....well that gave me the best chuckle for the day!

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Thank you for your kind comment - I found it impossible to resist posting it.

I don't understand the joke? The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) were a very fine and very 'Scottish' regiment!

Addendum: I realise now that it is a 'political joke'.

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Have to confess it took me a while to 'get it'!

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Or I'm a bit slow...possibly a bit of both! :doh:

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There appear to have been a fair number of men with that same name in the Camerons.

I have used Ancestry to identify Thomas Taylor in the Cameron Highlanders but cannot pin any of them down by address birthplace etc.

Do you know the location of any lists of those who served ?

There appears to be a large number of men from what is now Teesside who served in the Cameron Highlanders.

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