WOs and Sergeants, 1922

A detail from a group photo of the Sergeants Mess taken in India. The three figures seated in front are senior warrant officers. From the left is RSM Brunton DCM*, wearing officer type uniform with a lapelled tunic and Sam Browne belt. His badge of rank is the coat of arms worn on each forarm. The silver crest of Prince Albert is below one of the badges. Next is RQMS C Walters wearing the other ranks style tunic which closes at the neck. His badge of rank is just visible on one sleeve, a crown inside a wreath. Then SSM F Weyman also in OR's tunic but with ammunition bandolier like the sergeants and below. The whole photo shows two types of bandolier, having no bearing on the rank of the wearer. The three men behind are Sergeants Higgs, Wainwright and Ashford. Ashford has a spur badge over his crest which means he is a rough-rider. His chevrons are a different pattern to the others.

*Distinguished Conduct Medal instituted in 1854 for other ranks. The ribbon is red/blue/red.

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