Private, 91st Regiment
(Canadian Highlanders), 1914
In the year that the Great War started there
were nine regiments that had Scottish links in the Canadian Army. One of
these was the 91st Regiment formed in 1903 and linked to the Argyll &
Sutherland Highlanders of the Imperial Army.
Headdress – Dark blue Balmoral with diced band. Attached to the top is a red
pompom. Fixed behind the regimental badge on the left side is a large
Jacket – Standard Canadian army service dress in khaki serge. It had a stand
collar, two pleated chest pockets and two internal hip pockets. Apart from
collar badges there were no embellishments. Closed with smaller brass
Legwear - Argyll kilt and sporran (black with six small white tails), diced
hose with red flashes worn under white canvas spats and with ankle boots.
Equipment – Waist belt from Oliver equipment set. Brass snake clasp. Frog
for bayonet hangs behind the left hip.
Weapon – Calibre 0.303in Ross rifle Mk.III and bayonet.