Cromarty Archive

Group picture of soldiers

Group picture of soldiers

Date Added: 01 January 2003 Contributor: Unknown Year: 1900 Picture No: 131

Does anyone know anything or have a date for this group picture of soldiers.

Albums: People

1 Comment

This photo dates from the late 1870's I suspect. The uniforms are from that time, and I would suggest that the photo is of a group of volunteer soldiers, part of the middle Victorian craze for soldiering which started in 1859. The older gentlemen - top right - may be a veteran of the Crimean war, as he has a "Glengarry" bonnet, introduced to Kilted regiments in the 1850's and row of medals. I have a photo of a Great Great Grandfather of mine who served with the 93rd Sutherland Regiment in the Crimea. It was taken in the late 1870's and looks similar to this group, and he has a similar row of medals (now in Stirling Castle). I wonder if it is 'Meiserie' Hossack, mentioned by Bobby Hogg in photo 480? Comment left on 08 October 2004 at 22:49 by Calum Davidson
Form Goes Here