Sporran, of Calcutta Scottish regiment

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Postcard of Sporran, of Calcutta Scottish regiment.
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Sporran, of Calcutta Scottish regiment

This horsehair sporran is of the Calcutta Scottish regiment. Dating from between 1914 and 1920, it was worn by Major C.H. Elmes.

The sporran has a silver-mounted clasp.

Between 1820 and 1920, the barracks occupied by the Highland Regiments in India varied from ancient mud and stone fortresses to more elaborate stations like the one at Calcutta.

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Online ID: 000-100-004-318-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  M.1932.753
Date: 1914 - 1920
Between 1914 and 1920
Material: Silver top; white purse; six black tassels; and strap
What: Sporran
Subject: Equipment
Who: Calcutta Scottish (Non-British forces, inc. Imperial and Colonial)
Major C.H. Elmes (Owner)
Description: Calcutta Scottish - Officer's sporran with silver top, white sporran, six black tassels and strap, 1914 - 1920, worn by Major C.H. Elmes
  • Henderson, Diana. Highland Soldier, 1820-1920. Edinburgh: John Donald 1989, p. 184 
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