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The Invergordon Archive

Unknown Soldiers
The Invergordon Archive
Unknown Soldiers

This is a photo which has been in my family possession for decades but with the passage of time and generations no-one now knows who the individuals are or when it was taken.
There may well be a connection to my late great uncle, James MacLennan, who was killed in the Battle of the Marne at Soissons, France in 1918 - friends possibly. Almost certainly the soldiers will be from the Invergordon area. The photo is mounted on card bearing the name and address of the photographer, John Munro, Kempfield Court, 11 High Street, Dingwall.
Perhaps military 'buffs' will be more able to identify the era through the uniform or even better living relatives recognise the men.
Picture added on 19 January 2009
The two soldiers are wearing Mackenzie tartan kilts, and have the Seaforth Highlanders badge on their sporrans. The photo is probably from WWI, during which conflict it was official policy to encourage recording likenesses of personnel, as an official record and for families in the (likely) event of loss of life. The two are not in combatant uniform - they may be bandsmen. The Glengarry bonnets appeared later in the War, replacing the original flat Balmorals. Wound stripes are not visible on the left sleeves. The one on the left may have a lance-corporal stripe below the right shoulder or may be a photo artefact.
Added by Dr Donald F Grant on 30 July 2017
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