Officer, 1854

Lieutenant and Captain The Hon William Archer Amhurst. This photo was probably taken in Scutari where the Coldstream Guards were, from 29th April to 13th June 1854. Amhurst is wearing white summer trousers and full dress coat which is basically the same pattern as that introduced in 1830 but with a collar that is blue at the back. The gold embroidery at the front of the collar has four raised lozenge shapes and the silver embroidered garter star is placed in the middle. The lozenge shapes are also on the cuff next to the gilt buttons. His heavy epaulettes are not clear but probably have a silver embroidered rose and crown on them. His waist sash is also unclear, it could be the crimson silk sash or the gold and crimson one. The sword belt over his right shoulder is referred to as white buffalo leather 3 inches wide, with a frog. The belt-plate can be seen at Belt-Plates c1828-1854.

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