Lieutenant 1870


The watercolour painting of Lieutenant George W A Fitzgeorge is from the Anne S K Brown collection. It shows the crimson colour of the busby plume and bag as well as the pouch-belt stripe and the sabretache. The dress belts for the sword and sabretache are slimmer versions of the pouch-belt, having train gold lace with a central stripe of crimson silk. The tunic is closer fitting than the first pattern worn in the 1860s, but the sleeves are more roomy than the later tunic of the 1880s and 90s. The low collar has gold lace along the top and front but gold gimp along the bottom. The rank badge of a single embroidered silver star is placed on each side of the collar as there were no gold shoulder cords at this stage. Rank badges were placed on the shoulders in 1881. His sabretache is clearly shown, displaying the battle honour for PENINSULA although the regiment were not permitted to display this until 1874.


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by Stephen Luscombe