The Gordons

Mounted Infantry 1896

An informal group photo that was published in The Navy and Army Illustrated 29th May 1896. There are various orders of dress displayed here; most are wearing the white drill jacket with an ammunition bandolier but there is also a corporal in the middle with a khaki drill doublet, a man third from the right in a blue patrol jacket, and a man next to him with a scarlet dress doublet. One man in the front, facing right is a bugler. He has a different pattern white jacket to the others, with red-and-white piping decoration on the sleeve, and a drum badge.

One man on the right is not wearing the regimental glengarry: he may be a sergeant-farrier on loan from a cavalry regiment.

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