Private, India 1915

The 1st/4th Battalion were in India in 1915. This photo of a private in Ambala shows the lightweight summer khaki uniform. The tunic has hip pockets but no breast pockets, and the helmet has a regimental cloth patch on the right side. A similar photo published in Military Modelling magazine in 2004 shows a private whose tunic has breast pockets but no hip pockets. In that photo the patch is on the left side of the helmet. The caption says that the patch is red with white embroidery, as one would expect for a royal regiment. However, an actual example of such a patch was offered for sale at Bosleys in December 2003. The catalogue does not specify that it is a helmet patch, simply that it is a green patch with yellow embroidery.

Regimental Details | Uniforms


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by Stephen Luscombe