The Highland Light Infantry in India

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Postcard of The Highland Light Infantry in India.
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The Highland Light Infantry in India

Photograph of the 1st Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry in India, 1906, wearing light khaki tunics, solar topis to protect them from the sun, and woollen shorts of Mackenzie tartan.

The Highland Light Infantry was formed in 1881 as a result of the amalgamation of the 71st Highland Regiment (Light Infantry) and the 74th (Highland) Regiment.

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Online ID: 000-000-100-278-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0207: The Thistle at War
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  M.1952.239
Date: 1906
Material: Paper
Dimensions: 137 mm H x 213 mm W
What: Photograph
Subject: Photographs
Who: Highland Light Infantry (British land forces)
Where: India (depicted)
Description: Highland Light Infantry - Photograph of the 1st Battalion, India, 1906.
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  • Wood, Stephen The Scottish soldier. Manchester: Archive Publications in association with the National Museums of Scotland, 1987 
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