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Old 28-06-20, 07:01 PM
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Default Need information on Robert Addison-Smith 3rd Seaforths

Need help finding Robert Addison-Smith 3rd Battalion Seaforths in WW1.
This hall marked 1916 Edinburgh "L" is marked on all 3 pieces. The arch is dated on the front.
Badge supposedly belonged to Robert Addison-Smith of 3rd Seaforths.
Any help with info on him would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 28-06-20, 07:07 PM
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First Name:
R
Surname:
Addison-Smith
Nationality:
British
Rank:
Lieutenant
Service:
British Army
Regiment:
Seaforth Highlanders
Battalion:
3rd Battalion
Seniority Date:
02/12/1910
UK Army List 1911.
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Old 29-06-20, 07:30 AM
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That is a stunning badge!
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Old 29-06-20, 12:47 PM
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Silversmith Henry Tatton Edinburgh.
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Old 29-06-20, 08:27 PM
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Leigh - thank you again!!
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Old 29-06-20, 08:28 PM
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Alex - Thanks. Hope you are doing well.
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Old 29-06-20, 08:29 PM
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Thanks for the silversmith information
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Old 29-06-20, 09:27 PM
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That may be the finest example of this badge that I have seen.

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Old 30-06-20, 06:31 AM
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Alex - Thanks. Hope you are doing well.
Good thanks Jeff - surviving while the world goes crazy!
Hope all well your side?
Cheers.
Alex
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Old 30-06-20, 10:45 PM
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Thanks CB
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Old 11-07-20, 09:47 AM
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A little bit more info, possibly the same R Addison Smith:

First Name:
R, Esq
Surname:
Addison Smith
Nationality:
British
Information:
Commissioner. Nominated by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Scottish Command. Establishments Education and Training. Queen Victoria School for the Sons of Scottish Sailors and Soldiers.
Service:
British Army
Regiment:
Civilian
Gallantry Awards:
Commander Of The Royal Victorian Order
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Old 11-07-20, 10:06 AM
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Interestingly, a C.L. Addison-Smith (Chilton Lind Addison-Smith?) was a captain in 3rd Seaforth Highlanders in 1901, Lt Col in the 3rd Seaforths Highlanders, date of seniority 13/7/21.
He was later Treasurer, Queen Victoria School for the Sons of Scottish Sailors and Soldiers.

Would you like more detail on him?
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Old 13-07-20, 10:01 PM
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Yes - please. Any additional information would be apprecited.
I would expect this badge was purchased by a senior officer from a wealthy family - as this badge would have been expensive in 1916.
Thanks for all your help!
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Old 13-07-20, 10:18 PM
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As American, I had to Google what Royal Victorian Order is - says it is for "personal service" to the royal family. Not sure if that is butler or personal staff??
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