Bristol 2014 The City And Conflict From The First World War To The Present Day

Bristol 2014 is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership

First World War Centenary Partnership Programme

Bristol 2014 is supported by:

Heritage Lottery Fund Arts Council England Bristol City Council Business West Society of Merchant Venturers University of the West of England

It is coordinated by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.

Moved by Conflict: Object 1: Regimental Uniform


Arthur Jarrett volunteered to fight for King and country in 1914. As a Bristolian, he might have expected to go into the local regiment, the Gloucestershires. But Scottish regiments had suffered severe losses in battles in France, and men were drafted into these to rebuild their numbers. He was sent to the Seaforth Highlanders Regiment, which meant wearing a kilt as part of the uniform. His kilt has many small holes, made by shrapnel from an exploding shell. (kilt BMAG W2012 given by Richard Jarrett, photograph BRO 44197/Ph1/1)


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