2nd Battalion Colours 1914

The Colour Sergeants in this photo, taken in Wellington Barracks, Nilgiri Hills, India in 1914, are Dray, Seath and Edward. Both the King's Colour and the Regimental Colour have Queen Victoria's crown so they date prior to 1902. A stain has obliterated part of the Regimental Colour but it is clear that the cross of St George no longer dominates the flag. Ten scrolls are visible so there are 20 battle honours. The King's Colour has the central numeral III and title inscribed in the circle. There are no battle honours on it but in 1919 they were permitted to emblazon 10 of their WW1 honours.

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