Drummer 1841


The young drummer is a detail from the 1841 print showing Various Types of the 24th either just before they left Canada or after they arrived back home in England. The coatee he wears is red with green facings and tufted shoulder wings. The reverse facings had ceased to be worn by drummers in 1831. His coat is decorated with lace in chevrons along the sleeve and up the seams of the back. It is not clear what decoration is on the lace but it looks like a red repeating pattern. He has a short sword which remained a standard weapon for drummers for the next century or so. He had trousers like the rest of the regiment and these were worn in full dress since 1823.


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by Stephen Luscombe