Gallery of Pictures

   

This man looks the business. Here is a man with his riding crop. Do not think that it is a sergeant - he does not have stripes and the swagger stick is normally a great deal smaller.

   

This man looks like and officer with his Lee Enfield Cavalry Carbine in a gun case behind him. Note his does not have a sword! The Lee Enfield has an amazing degree of accuracy. It is however heavy ......more

   

These are a selection of typical cards sent by the sweet hearts and by the soldiers themselves to their loved ones.

   

These are a selection of typical cards sent by the sweet hearts and by the soldiers themselves to their loved ones.

   

These are a selection of typical cards sent by the sweet hearts and by the soldiers themselves to their loved ones.

   

This is an unusual card. I don not have such a card for Clydesdale but at least it shows that William Eaglesham Dunn of Stonehouse thought it worthwhile to remember some of the young men who had given their lives for King and Country.

   

This is a picture of two members of the Lanarkshire Yeomanry. They are Private Andrew Thomson and Private Adam Lochrone. Does anybody know anything about these men?

   

This shows a mixture of men. Four of them are members of the Lanarkshire Yeomanry and the Officer is of the Highland Light Infantry. The Highland Light Infantry recruited many men from Lanark.

   

The Scotch Band This is a card which typifies a Scottish Regiment taking up position led by a pipe band. Also note the khaki kilts, my Uncle Jimmy Fraser wore one such kilt. He was in the Aberdeen University ......more

   

The Evening Drink This is the Lanarkshire Yeomanry watering their horses near their camp at Douglas West. Date 1905-10.

   

Looking at this card, these guys ended up doing the cleaning out of the temporary stables.

   

Stack Yard This is a picture of a farm called Gateside Farm near Douglas. It was farms like this that many horses were drafted throughout Clydesdale for military use.

   

Turn In (If You Can) This shows a fun scene from a military camp. Military discipline would come as a bit of a shock to some of the recruits. However those from a farming background knew all about early rises and long days.

   

These men of the Lanarkshire Yeomanry are taking a break. These are all Sergeants and they would have to get the raw recruits whipped into shape.

   

Leaving for the Front This is a picture of the Lowland Mounted Brigade at Dumfries prior to going out to the Middle East. This group included some members of the Lanarkshire Yeomanry.

   

Carnoustie was one of the places where some of the recruits from Lanark ended up doing training for the various units that they joined varying from Highland Light Infantry to the Cameronians.


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