Officers 1914


Macpherson's depiction of officers' full dress and frockcoat undress on the eve of World War One shows the sash now being worn around the waist, following an order of 1902. Sergeants and Warrant Officers continued to wear their sashes over the right shoulder. The swords are supported by a webbing belt which is concealed by the sashes. The major in bearskin and scarlet tunic is in levee order, having a crimson and gold sash instead of the plain crimson sash as worn by the officer in the frockcoat. The overalls have a red stripe at this stage although the 1900 Dress Regulations ordered gold stripes for levee order.

The lieutenant, in a blue frockcoat has a matching forage cap which has a blue cloth crown and black silk cap band. The peak had a gold wire edge and the badge is also embroidered in gold wire. His trousers are looser than the tight fitting overalls worn by the major.


Regimental details | Uniforms




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by Stephen Luscombe