Second Life Guards

Regimental Corporal-Major, 1903

The uniform of the Life Guards has remained virtually the same for the last century or more, whereas for the previous 240 years it changed radically several times. But by 1903, this uniform had become merely ceremonial. The clothing worn on exercise and in battle was by now very different; Life Guards in battle wore khaki. His medals look like the Jubilee medal, the Coronation medal, an unidentified medal with six clasps, a good conduct medal and another unidentified. He would be expected to have an Egupt or a South Africa medal, but none of these fit in with what we see. Of special note is his aiguilette, 1st class staff, with coils above the trophy tags.

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