Other Ranks 1856

This photo was taken at Brompton Barracks where these men were recuperating after their time in the Crimea. They still wear the old uniform even though the new tunic had been ordered the year before. All are in greatcoats except for the Colour-Sergeant. He has gold epaulettes and brass buttons and lace. Three of the men are wearing the peakless forage cap which is taller and more bell-shaped than the pill-box cap that developed later. The other form of headwear is the service cap that had various ways of being worn.

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