The jackets are goat skin rather than sheep skin and common with Scottish regiments at the time.
2009-05-29 01:56 am (UTC)
Goatskins issued to Canadian Soldiers
I am posting this on behalf of Neil Cameron. Neil wrote to our mailing list about this photo:
I believe you will find that the men in goat skins are Canadians. They were issued the fur coats for winter wear the winter of 1914/15. They unfortunately made our men too conspicuous and they were soon abandoned.
Yes, definitely goat skins, certainly not sheepskins.