Border Regiment marching off to war postcard (forum archive)

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by kerchi » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:04 pm
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Here's a postcard of The Border Regiment at Carlisle Castle as they march off to war.

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by plbramham » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:04 pm
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Hi, Any idea of which battalion and the date?

Paul

File alt font awesome.svg Posted by kerchi » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:05 pm
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As yet, I don't know either battalion or date.
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by plbramham » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:38 pm
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Further to your previous post, as no "town trophy tank" outside the castle (would have been "over their shoulders" on the right), I guess it must be certainly pre: 1920, so if they were "going to war", not just a parade of some sort, it must have been for WW1?

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by kerchi » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:19 pm
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I was trying to find some sort of clue using elements in the picture above such as the size of the tree and the chained bollards in the foreground to see if these were matched with other searchable images with a date of around 1914-1920. The only useful image I found (on the same website as the WW1 tanks thread) is this one: here

Although this image is from a completely different angle you can see the tree in the background is roughly the same size. The postcard's negative number, according to that website, is dated between 1900-1910.

By the time the tank photo was taken outside the castle in the 1920's, as seen here you can see that the tree has been removed. And the same again in this one from the 1930's. So, your original estimation would be correct giving it a date-range of anything between 1914-1918 given that they are marching off to war.