This superb photograph of men of the 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was taken when the battalion was stationed at Portsmouth in 1894. It is of interest to me for two reasons:
The numbers underneath the photograph refer to the names of the men – rank, surname and dress – which were written underneath. Using this information I have been able to match up regimental numbers and first names in many cases. Here is the roll call of these Scottish Rifles soldiers, with my notes underneath:
 Grou is probably incorrect. Also checked Groll but without success.
 Attested in 1884. Papers in WO 97.
 Attested age 15 in November 1892. Papers in WO 97.
 Possibly the same Frederick Brightman who appears as Honorary Captain & Quarter Master on the 1911 Census. Born in 1859 and so would be c35 years old in 1894. Would serve in the Boer war as Lieut & Quarter Master.
 Appointed bugler on the 14th July 1891. Discharged at Calcutta on 6th May 1902. Papers in WO 97.
 Attested 15th July 1890. Promoted corporal on 11th May 1893. Discharged 30th August 1902. Papers in WO 97.
 Attested on 13th November 1891. Discharged 8th Nov 1903. Papers in WO 97.
 Attested 8th May 1891.Discharged 20th January 1901. Papers in WO 97
 Discharged medically unfit on the 22nd May 1894. Photo must therefore pre-date this. Papers in WO 97.
 Surname probably incorrect. Also checked for Mane and Maire without success.
Image courtesy of The Cameronian Museum.