Private, Review Order 1853

The jacket worn by other ranks had simple lateral cording across the chest with a small loop at each extremity. The middle row of buttons were ball shaped while the outer rows were half ball. The collar was two and three quarter inches high edged with narrow yellow worsted cord. Similar cord was used to decorate the pointed cuff; two rows which formed triple loops. This style of jacket was worn by all ranks up to the rank of sergeant. Before 1842 sergeants had gold cord but after that date only sergeant-majors wore gold-corded jackets. The blue pelisse on his left shoulder does not seem to be secured in any way. The busby has a scarlet cloth bag and brass chin-chain. The plume is supposed to be 6 inches high but looks taller here.

Uniforms | Regimental details


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