The Royal Irish Regiment

Sergeant 1891

The sergeant photographed in Colchester in 1891 is armed with the Lee Metford .303 magazine rifle. His dress tunic is scarlet with blue collar and blue round cuff. The cuff has no edging and cannot be distinguished in this photo, but the collar has a bottom edge of white piping and a brass regimental badge, the arms of Nassau and motto. The shoulder straps are scarlet and have no edge but have RI embroidered on them in white thread. His rank stripes are of gold lace and he has a red sergeant's sash on his right shoulder. The white belt has one white ammunition pouch on the right side and a bayonet on his left rear hip.

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