Old Photograph Cameron Highlanders Fort William Scotland
Old photograph of a Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders sports day by Fort William, Scotland. The regiment was raised as the 79th Regiment of Foot, Cameronian Volunteers, on 17 August 1793 at Fort William from among the members of the Clan Cameron by Sir Alan Cameron of Erracht. During the First World War The 1st Battalion landed at Le Havre as Army Troops for the 1st Division in August 1914 for service on the Western Front. The 2nd Battalion, which had been in India, landed at Le Havre as part of the 81st Brigade in the 27th Division in December 1914 for service on the Western Front and then moved to Salonika in December 1915. The 3rd Battalion was posted to Birr in Ireland in November 1917, The 5th Battalion landed at Boulogne-sur-Mer as part of the 26th Brigade in the 9th Scottish Division in May 1915 for service on the Western Front. The 6th Battalion landed at Boulogne-sur-Mer as part of the 45th Brigade in the 15th Division in July 1915 also for service on the Western Front. The 7th Battalion landed at Boulogne-sur-Mer as part of the 44th Brigade in the 15th Division in July 1915 also for service on the Western Front. The Scottish Gaelic poet Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna served with the 7th Battalion at this time.
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