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Peter G

Hello

 

The Medal record shows my Grandfather Joseph Landers Guest served in the Machine Gun Corp Number 13993 having transferred from the 84th TRB. The odd thing for me is that the only picture I have of him in uniform shows him wearing a Glengarry of a Scottish Regiments, Either Queens own Cameron Highlanders or Scottish Rifles (Cameronians.) I know he was injured when a trench collapse on him. Any help would be more than appreciated.  I'm guessing he was lucky to survive....

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MartyG
Posted (edited)

Hi Peter, I’m no expert myself, but the good folk over at the British Badge Forum will almost certainly nail down the exact identity of that cap badge for you if you’re not quite sure which it is.

 

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/

 

Happy hunting with your research!
 

Martin

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pjwmacro

Hi Peter

 

The clue is on the MIC - 84 TRBn - 84th Training Reserve Battalion - part of 20th Training Reserve Bde, which was dedicated to training recruits for the MGC. See Long Long Trail: https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/training-reserve/ which includes that at least some of the TRBs wore the Glengarry.

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Ron Clifton

I don't think it's the Cameronians, whose badge included a large five-pointed star.

 

This Forum also has a section on Uniforms and badges, so posting there might get you a quicker reply than the British Badge Forum.

 

Ron

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Michelle Young

I have moved this to the uniform section 

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Dragoon

Tyneside Scottish I'd say

 

Chris

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mark holden

Definitely Tyneside Scots

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CorporalPunishment
2 minutes ago, mark holden said:

Definitely Tyneside Scots

Double definitely.  Pete.

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mark holden

You can also see his three part shoulder title albeit a little grainy

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FROGSMILE
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Tyneside Scottish, indeed. See: http://www.tyneside-scottish.co.uk

 

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