Kilts, Kilts, and More Kilts

If you haven't seen enough kilts by now take a gander at this. This long photo is from my grandfather's World War I regiment. He was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. His unit was the 236th Battalion from New Brunswick, Canada which was absorbed into the 20th C.E.F. They were more famously known as Mclean's Kilties named for their regimental commander and man they were proud of their kilts!

Mclean's Kilties of New Brunswick Canada
Click on the pic it's worth it to see the detail

My grandfather, is standing in the front row of Company C, behind and slightly to the right of his company commander Lt. Col. Percy Guthrie.

I have blogged about his photo before so I won't expound about it here. I you wish to read more detail in how I scanned this photo and some interesting facts about it click here. It was a fun project.

So there you have it, more kilts than one wishes to see! To find more kilts (a theme) there are many more at Sepia Saturday, just click here.


21 Wits said…
Wow, how cool is that! It's a great picture too.
Alan Burnett said…
It is indeed a great photograph and you make some really good points about scanning in the linked post.
I'm always fascinated by the detail that can be found in these photos of such grand scale. But what really fascinates me is that until we scan these images most of the details remain hidden. The people who originally received copies had no idea of what they were missing.
Postcardy said…
I am wondering whether they wore kilts for the actual fighting or just as dress uniforms.
DougVernX said…
I believe they fought in kilts as well. Perhaps they had dress kilts. I was reading a history of the regiment and some of the men mentioned bullet holes found in there kilts after a battle. Can you imagine? wow.
Kathy said…
What a great picture! Enjoyed reading the linked post as well.
Mike Brubaker said…
A fabulous photo and you are so lucky that your grandfather got a front row position. I have some yard long photos too that I've wanted to scan but was also too cheap. Your effort got such a good result, I'm encouraged to try now.
All I can say is WOW, I just love a man in a skirt and here we have a whole bunch of them! Seriously, wonderful keepsakes of your grandfather, thanks for sharing.
Bob Scotney said…
Sorry I'm so late in commenting, Doug. Great photos - the man next to your grandfather looks as if he is leaning closer yp say something.

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