KEH Undress Tunic 1910-14


Figure 136:  The Undress uniform tunic of a Sergeant of the King Edward’s Horse with Lancer pattern girdle shown draped over the shoulder.  Noted on the tunic are a khaki proficiency trade badge of a harness makers above a King Edward’s Horse arm badge above gold rank chevrons, a pair of ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badges and brass King Edward’s Horse tunic buttons. The medal ribbons denotes that the wearer had served in the Great War and were awarded the 1915 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal (Electronic auction site image).

Figure 137:  The Undress uniform tunic of a Sergeant of the King Edward’s Horse with a khaki proficiency trade badge of a harness makers above a King Edward’s Horse arm badge above gold rank chevrons, a pair of ‘C’ Squadron (Australian) collar badges and gilding metal King Edward’s Horse tunic buttons circa 1910-14 (Peter Nemaric collection).  The harness maker's badge was originally to distinguish the trade of a collar maker but was more broadly used over time for saddle maker,  saddle tree maker and harness maker and is referenced as 3A in Denis Edwards's and David Langley's: British Army Proficiency Badges. The Sherwood Press Nottingham, 1984.   

Figure 138: Photograph of a Serjeant, Corporal and a Private of the King Edward's Horse in Undress uniform each wearing a King Edward's Horse headdress and 'B' Squadron (British American) collar badges. The fact that they are wearing King's Colonials collar badges suggesting that all three members were from the pre-1910 King's Colonials.  The Serjeant is wearing a Queen's South African medal with multiple bars. The Serjeant and Corporal are both wearing a King Edward's Horse headdress badges an NCOs arm badge above their rank chevrons. This photograph as with that shown in Figure 136 and are circa 1912.