24th Regiment of Foot

Sergeant 1879

This back view of a sergeant of the 24th shows the extra ammunition pouch of black leather hung from the waist-belt. The normal issue of 70 rounds were kept in the white, or buff, pouches at the front. The water-bottle is more visible here and is the 1873 Italian pattern which was rounded on one side and flat on the other. The Martini Henry rifle has the sergeant's type of sword bayonet, the shape of which is more correct here than in the illustration of the Colour sergeant. The detail at the top is of the patch collar with brass Sphinx badge.

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by Stephen Luscombe