Sergeant, Marching Order 1914

This illustration by Mike Chappell from the Osprey Men-at-Arms Series, is based on photos taken at camp in England before embarkation to France. He wears the service dress seen in the photo of Private Harris Turner but with three stripes on each arm. The tunic is khaki but this illustration gives the man blue shoulder straps with a curved CANADA in bronze metal. The straps and bags are in Mills webbing, and he is armed with the Ross rifle which was soon to be replaced by the Lee Enfield. The caption to this picture points out the strange shaped object on his right side: 'On his right hip is the short-lived entrenching tool/shield designed by Sam Hughes's secretary (an idea that proved to be a costly fiasco).'

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