Pioneers 1862

Each Guards battalion had a pioneer section of 10 men led by a corporal. They carry a variety of tools including axes and pick axes. Apart from their beards they are instantly recognizable by the dark leather strap which holds a tool bag, and the other white strap for the haversack. The corporal, with two chevrons on each arm, stands in the middle next to a man with four good conduct stripes on his right arm. Most of the others have one or two stripes showing that this team had been together for a long time.

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by Stephen Luscombe