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ID please - Canadian soldier?


fremlin
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Here's an Easter challenge for the ID experts, please.

I believe this soldier belongs to a Canadian regiment and is a cousin of the two girls in the picture, which was almost certainly taken in London, and has a date inscribed on the back - October 2015.

One school of of thought is that he was a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (13th Battalion ??).

Could this be true?
 

Sorry it's the wrong way up !

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Hello,  

The photo is a bit blurry but based on the badge on the sporran, I believe that he belonged to the 16th Battalion Canadian Scottish ( Currently the Canadian Scottish Regiment in Victoria BC) 

Here is a image of the sporran.

 

Jim

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And here is the photo right way up.

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1 hour ago, 16thBNCanScotJim said:

Hello,  

The photo is a bit blurry but based on the badge on the sporran, I believe that he belonged to the 16th Battalion Canadian Scottish ( Currently the Canadian Scottish Regiment in Victoria BC) 

Here is a image of the sporran.

 

Jim

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And here is the photo right way up.

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Well spotted Jim, I believe you’ve cracked it.  

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Excellent - another triumph for the Great War Forum and its learned members. I have to say that I was initially puzzled by what I thought was cod-Latin on the badge, so apologies to gaelic speakers,

I can now read up the exploits of 16th Bn. Canadian Scottish.

I am much obliged. 

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27 minutes ago, fremlin said:

Excellent - another triumph for the Great War Forum and its learned members. I have to say that I was initially puzzled by what I thought was cod-Latin on the badge, so apologies to gaelic speakers,

I can now read up the exploits of 16th Bn. Canadian Scottish.

I am much obliged. 

The collar badges, that you can just about make out were miniature versions of the cap badge I posted above.

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The Gaelic motto for the 16th and the Current Canadian Scottish Regiment is; Deas Gu Cath (dee-a-us goo cath)  Ready for the Fray.  Interpretation is Ready for the hrs time, or ready for the fight! 

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