Could anyone please help me identify this soldier's regiment enter image description here

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    Can you confirm if it is a British regiment as opposed to a Commonwealth regiment? Canada at least has its own Scottish regiments. Nov 19, 2018 at 22:50
  • Well thank you for that Pieter, I did not think of that. I had relatives both in the UK and Canada who fought in The Boer Wars and WW1 and WW2 and this photo was in a family group of photos. My grandfather was in the Field Artillery but there were some of his family who went out to Canada and returned with the Expeditionary Force.
    – artysto
    Nov 19, 2018 at 22:57

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Based on the socks pattern and what I can make out of the hat pin, this appears to be the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's), pictured here during the funeral for Corporal Nathan Cirillo:

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The claim is made in the comments that the cap badge here is different than shown on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is clearly in error here (or out of date). Here is a photograph of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) standing guard in Ottawa prior to his murder. Note the cap badge.

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  • That was my impression too but cannot think of anyone who was in that Regiment. I will have to dig deeper and see if there was someone I am missing.
    – artysto
    Nov 19, 2018 at 23:19
  • I think it's the Argyll and Sutherland Regiment from Scotland. The cap badge is huge and that regiment had the largest cap badge in the British military. The badge in the old photo doesn't look anything like the five pointed badge of the Canadian version.
    – Daniel
    Nov 21, 2018 at 9:15
  • @Daniel: It appears Wikipedia is incorrect. See edit with picture of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Nov 21, 2018 at 9:21
  • @PieterGeerkens Check this image please. It is an officer of the A&S from WWI. The cap badge shows the similarity to the one in the black and white photo here. Plus the canadian regiment of the same name has a hollow space in the middle of the badge which the old photo badge does not.
    – Daniel
    Nov 21, 2018 at 9:27
  • @Daniel: Both images in this answer are of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's). That is unequivocal. Both are from Canadian media - of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo standing guard at the Ottawa cenotaph, and of his regiment at his funeral in Hamilton ON. The socks for the British eponymous regiment are a simpler tartan, and with a much darker red. Check it out. Nov 21, 2018 at 9:44

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