Lance-Corporal c1875

An undress frock was being worn by other ranks in the 1870s, scarlet with a blue collar. This early photo shows it to be a loose fitting garment and not very elegant.' The lance-corporal is in walking out order, with an undress glengarry.' The walking out dress was later smartened up by wearing the dress tunic with a waist-belt. The frock seen in this photo has a simple white braid loop on the scarlet cuff, and scarlet shoulder straps with white edges. His gold rank chevrons are on both sleeves as was the custom for light infantry and rifle regiments. The inverted white chevron on the lower right sleeve was a good-conduct stripe which was worn on the left sleeve after 1881. He has regimental badges on his blue collar and a cap badge on his green glengarry. The trousers are blue with a thin red stripe down the outside.'

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