Bandmaster R E Collier

R E Collier was bandmaster of the 20th Hussars in the early years of the 20th century. This photo was taken by J Weaver Innes of Hove, Sussex while the 20th were stationed at Brighton from 1904 to c1906. He wears a crimson pill-box cap with gold lace and braid. The frock-coat is in the style of the officers although his status was warrant officer 1st class.

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