45th Bengal Infantry

Jemadar and Men in Service Dress, 1886

The jemadar on the left has a Sam Browne belt with low slung sword. His khaki uniform is no different from the men's. The man on the right is a havildar with a crimson sash on his right shoulder. He has the same equipment as the sepoys except for the ammunition pouches on the front. He wears gloves that are darker in colour than the officer's, the sepoys do not have gloves. The turban is khaki with a red pag on the brow. The rifles are percussion type.

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by Stephen Luscombe