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Hi,

does anyone know if the 48th Highlanders of Canada wore kilts in WW1? If they did, would they have worn them while on leave aswell?

Reason i am asking is i have a photo of my Great-Grandad with 3 Canadian soldiers who are on leave in Scotland. All 3 are dressed in khaki trousers not kilts. I am trying to eliminate a newspaper notice of 3 men from 48th Highlanders coming to our hometown on a visit, who are not related to us. We have always been told the men in photo are our relations.

I am having PC trouble so cant scan photo to show you. But one man is wearing straight legged trousers, general service hat with maple leaf badge and collar dogs, he has 1 Good Conduct chevron left sleeve.

2nd & 3rd man dressed similarly wearing puttees up to shins, "squashed" field service caps and ammo bandoliers over their shoulders. Both have maple leaf collar dogs but a badge that looks a bit like Royal Engineers (indistinct in photo - poss wreath with bit at top?). Both also have crossed flags on left sleave - assume they are Signallers.

Any ideas?

Cheers,

Smithy

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Smithy - Good question. However, you have this under Sth. Africa - Canada is the next Forum down. I will

see if Brian will drop it down - meanwhile Members - please go ahead and reply to Smithy. He is a new member. Mervyn

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