Officer in Dress Uniform c1900

This painting of Charles Turner van Straubenzee shows the dress tunic and pouch-belt worn by officers. It is scarlet with blue facings and gold lace. The uniform closely follows that of the British dragoons but the pattern of the lace on the pouch-belt is special to the regiment.

Straubenzee was born in Kingston, Ontario on 17th June 1876. He served in the South Africa War and left the army some time afterwards. He re-enlisted at the start of World War 1 but died with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel at the end of the War on 9th October 1918. He was buried in Premont British Cemetery.

Regimental Details | Uniforms


Armed Forces | Art and Culture | Articles | Biographies | Colonies | Discussion | Glossary | Home | Library | Links | Map Room | Sources and Media | Science and Technology | Search | Student Zone | Timelines | TV & Film | Wargames |

by Stephen Luscombe