Band Sergeant 1865

This man stands on the end of a group photo of senior NCOs of the Queen's Bays in India in 1865. The group includes Trumpeter Monaghan VC and the band sergeant-major. The facings of the jackets and tunics had been changed from black to buff or white soon after 1856 so his undress scarlet stable jacket has white cuffs and collar as well as white tape along the edges (the BSM has gold lace edges). He also has white backing to his gold stripes and white cords on his shoulders. The broad stripe on his trousers is also white. His cap is scarlet with a gold cap-band. He has a medal ribbon for the Indian Mutiny campaign which is red and white striped.

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by Stephen Luscombe