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Private Light Company, 1777
Clour Sergeant 1860
Sergeant and a Private of Prince Albert's Somerset
Light Infantry - About 1880
Taken from a Print by Alix Baker.
Sergeant in The Somerset Light Infantry
The uniform is an early 20th century full dress uniform.
jacket is scarlet with royal blue collar and cuffs
piping. The collar badges are brass, 1881-1902 pattern
as are the GS buttons. The badges of rank etc are
gold. The trousers are royal blue with a red stripe.
The sash is knotted on the right side rather than
left, this privilege is believed to have been awarded
to commemerate the gallant conduct of the Sgt's when
all the officers had become casualties - Burma 1825
- Afghanistan 1842/42
The medals he is wearing are we think Indian General
Service, and an Army Long Service.
This is early 20th century Edwardian Somerset Light
Infantry officer's tunic. Fitted with domed brass
gilt buttons by Hawkes & Co London, white piping
edges to scarlet superfine tunic, gold lace work to
cuffs and collar.. High quality embroidered bullion
Gold Laced Cuff and Rear Pleat
Embroidered bullion collar dogs