Private 1831


The year 1831 was significant for the regiment as they were re-titled Scots Fusilier Guards and every company wore the grenadier bearskin. At first they had a white plume on the left side like the Grenadier Guards but this was removed few years later. Up until c1840 they had a brass badge on the front and white tassels on the right side. His chin-chain is brass, worn underneath the chin. His coat is red with blue collar and cuffs. The blue collar has a white embroidered star badge with a pewter button in the middle. This type of badge is repeated on the coat tails. All his buttons are pewter and the epaulettes are white.

The white belts carry a black leather pouch, visible on his right hip, and a bayonet on his left. There are chains with brush and picker attached hanging from one of the belts. His knapsack and rolled blanket are strapped to his back with white straps. The winter trousers are dark with a thin red stripe down the side.

He stands, holding his rifle at the port, in front of a torn Company Colour which is propped against a post planted on the parade square for that purpose. A Colour belt can be seen at the base of the post.


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by Stephen Luscombe