Captain, Marching Order 1914

The officer posing for this unusual photo is Captain Agar Adamson who later commanded the regiment. His uniform is well hidden by a huge amount of kit. The photo appears to be a studio portrait so it is unusual to see the Captain posing in full marching order. It is often assumed that officers travelled much lighter than the men at this time and it seems that Captain Adamson is keen to prove a point, that officers of the Patricias did not have an easy ride. His pistol holster is highly visible, as well as the round water bottle. The items hanging from the front of his waist-belt are unexplained. There is something that looks like the top of a walking stick just in front of the pistol holster, but it does not protrude below the skirt of his tunic, so may be a telescopic stick. The white pole that he leans on is also difficult to explain. The thick gloves that he wears seem to be attached to string that goes around his neck.

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