Private c1914

The khaki service dress that was worn during World War One was an untidy uniform not designed for the parade ground. This photo is of a private in a smartened tunic with pressed collar and polished buttons. The date is not known and it may be around 1918. The white lanyard that he has on his right shoulder can be seen in some other photos of the Queen's Bays as well as other cavalry regiments during the war period, although an informal group photo of privates of the regiment taken by Mrs Broom shows a dull coloured single cord lanyard on their left shoulders. The brass shoulder title 2DG can be see here, and his buttons seem to be of regimental design rather than the universal type with the Royal Arms.

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