Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
The London Scottish Regiment
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_13_XI
PLACENAME
unidentified
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11146
KEYWORDS
soldiers
piping
highland dress
kilts
trees
The London Scottish Regiment

In 1859, sponsored by The Highland Society of London and The Caledonian Society of London, The London Scottish Rifle Volunteers were raised under the command of Lt Col Lord Elcho, later The Earl of Wemyss and March. He decided to clothe the Regiment in Hodden Grey to 'avoid all interclan feeling on the subject of tartan'. During the South African War the Regiment supplied contingents of volunteers who served with The Gordon Highlanders. The battle honour "SOUTH AFRICA 1900 - 1902" is carried on the Regimental Colour and on all London Scottish badges.

During World War I the 1st Battalion of the London Scottish was the first Territorial Infantry Battalion in action against the Germans at Messines in 1914, and continued to serve in France and Flanders throughout the war. The 2nd Battalion went overseas in 1916 and served in France, the Balkans and Palestine, and was present at the capture of Jerusalem on 9th December 1917.


This image can be purchased.
For further information about purchasing and prices please email the
Highland Photographic Archive quoting the External ID.

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

The London Scottish Regiment

soldiers; piping; highland dress; kilts; trees

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

In 1859, sponsored by The Highland Society of London and The Caledonian Society of London, The London Scottish Rifle Volunteers were raised under the command of Lt Col Lord Elcho, later The Earl of Wemyss and March. He decided to clothe the Regiment in Hodden Grey to 'avoid all interclan feeling on the subject of tartan'. During the South African War the Regiment supplied contingents of volunteers who served with The Gordon Highlanders. The battle honour "SOUTH AFRICA 1900 - 1902" is carried on the Regimental Colour and on all London Scottish badges.<br /> <br /> During World War I the 1st Battalion of the London Scottish was the first Territorial Infantry Battalion in action against the Germans at Messines in 1914, and continued to serve in France and Flanders throughout the war. The 2nd Battalion went overseas in 1916 and served in France, the Balkans and Palestine, and was present at the capture of Jerusalem on 9th December 1917.<br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.