9TH ROYAL SCOTS

CAPTAIN A. A. GORDON

AND  

THE 9TH ROYAL SCOTS (THE DANDY NINTH)

EDINBURGH'S KILTED BATTALION.

Grand Quartier-Général de l'Armie Belge

March 27, 1915


Sir, - In connection with my duties here I had to go a considerable distance south by car yesterday and decided to try and find my old battalion, the 9th (Highlanders) Royal Scots. At 3.30 P.M. I reached the old Flemish town of (censored), where I had often been during the past five months, and almost the first thing to greet my eye was the Hunting Stewart tartan. On inquiry, I learnt that the above battalion and the 9th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders had just moved in. After considerable search I found the headquarters, where I received a warm welcome. The many relatives and friends of Edinburgh's kilted battalion may be glad to learn that both officers and men were all well, although as worn out, to all appearance, as any battalion that had been abroad from earlier times. It was quite evident that the Ninth will give a good account of itself when occasion demands -


I am, &c., A. A. Gordon, Major.

Courier du Roi des Belges.


PICTURES OF A. A. GORDON WITH THE BATTALION

The Officers, Tyndrum.


Standing: Lt and Qr Mr Gordon, Surg-Lt Cumming, Lt Huie, Lt Cameron, 2nd Lt Moncrieff, Lt Deas, Capt Blair, Surg-Lt Mowat, Lt Collow Campbell, 2nd Lt Balfour, Lt Gregorson, Capt TG Clark, Capt AA Gordon


Seated: 2nd Lt Lawrie, Maj Wardrop, Col Ferguson, Capt Wedderburn, Lt Mitchell-Innes, 2nd Lt DHC Campbell, Capt J Clark.


Source: Record of the 9th [Volunteer] Battalion (Highlanders) The Royal Scots or The Raising of a Volunteer Regiment and Its Conversion Into a Full-Strength Battalion of the Territorial Force. 1900-1909 By Ferguson James

Published by W. & A. K. Johnston, Limited, 1909

The Officers, Stobs Camp, 1903.

 

Standing: Lt Broun, Surg-Lt Douglas, Lt Mitchell-Innes, Surg-Lt Mowat, Capt TG Clark, Lt Deas, 2nd Lt Balfour, Capt J Clark, Capt AM Campbell, Lt Gregorson, 2nd Lt Lawrie, 2nd Lt Henderson Hamilton, Capt Gordon, 2nd Lt Pearson, Lt Cameron, Capt Blair, Lt Moncrieff, Lt Collow Campbell.

 

Seated: Capt Macdonald, Capt Wedderburn, Capt Palmer-Douglas of Cavers, Mrs Ferguson, Col Ferguson, Maj Wardrop.

AAGORDON.BE

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