Troop Sergeant-Major's Jacket

The jacket belonged to Sergeant-Major Loy Smith who features in Lady Butler's painting After the Charge. There are four stripes on the right sleeve only, denoting warrant officer rank. The crown over the stripes is not a badge of rank but a regimental NCO's arm badge. The braiding on the jacket is similar to that of the other ranks except that it is in gold rather than yellow worsted which was worn by sergeants and below. The labelled button is the one Smith cut from the jacket of a wounded soldier of the Russian regiment of 11th Hussars.

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