Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, 1898

This photo of RQMS Knowlden appeared in the Navy & Army Illustrated 31st May 1898, stating that he had served 23 years in the regiment. His arm badges are of interest. Whereas the sergeants and junior warrant officers wore the sterling silver arm badge, senior men like Knowlden wore an embroidered version. His rank chevrons were only worn on the right sleeve, in this case underneath the gold cord Austrian knot. The eight pointed embroidered star is part of his rank as Quartermaster Sgt. All these badges are edged in crimson cloth.

A close-up view of the braid and button. The inside of the sleeve shows a white lining.

Regimental Details | Uniforms


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