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Old 14-11-17, 06:23 PM
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I want to know when this button is dated :



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Old 14-11-17, 06:43 PM
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Worn from 1909 to 1920.
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Old 15-11-17, 11:01 AM
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good morning,

thank's a lot for your answer.

I have another question :

- Which Scottish unit used this button?
- It is possible that this unit came to France during the First World War?

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Old 15-11-17, 11:46 AM
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Hello Michel

The button was used by the Highland Cyclist Battalion, that was their correct unit title from 1909 to 1920.

In 1908 they were known as the 8th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Black Watch and prior to that (from 1887 to 1908) they were titled the 5th (Perthshire Highland) Volunteer Battalion, the Black Watch.

As a unit I believe they seem to have remained in the UK throughout the First World War. This link will provide a little more information - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highla...list_Battalion

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Old 15-11-17, 01:10 PM
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good morning,

thank's a lot for your answer &c research with the link.

it's possible that some men are sending in France in another units or Head Quarter?

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