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The Uniforms of British Transvaal & the Orange River Colony , 1899 to 1912

This CD contains over ?? illustrations of uniforms worn by the military and civil police of the British colonies of the Transvaal and Orange River Zealand for the period 1900 to 1912.  The illustrations are complemented with brief descriptive texts supplemented with contemporary photographs or items where available. All plates are full page illustrations, as shown at the 'example page' below.

The CD includes over 150 uniform plates with over 190 illustrations, badges, histories of the Volunteer Force and many of its individual units. Brief histories of the South African Constabulary and other police forces in the colonies.

A complete list of illustrations is shown at the bottom of the page.     Cost $24.00

Example Page

 

Sergeant, Transvaal Light Infantry, 1907

Parade dress.

Headdress Wolesley helmet with multi-fold puggaree. Attached are white metal spike, mount and chin chain.

Jacket Scarlet with blue facings and white piping throughout. Different to the same item worn by contemporary British infantry in having fewer buttons, more piping and Austrian knots on the cuffs. Silver lace chevrons of rank are stitched to the right sleeve. The rear view below is conjectural.

Sash Crimson, worn by senior NCOs of the infantry only.

Legwear Trousers have a thin red welt down the outer seams, worn with ankle boots.

Equipment Parade white leather belt.

Weapon 0.303in LMLE rifle and bayonet.
Below is a rear view of the same jacket.

 

If you would like to purchase individual, or a number of, plates from this CD use the button below to indicate the CD number (56) and the title of each plate. The cost is 70cents per plate, with descriptions and photographs included where relevant.

CD number & plate title

 

Rifleman & Sergeant, Pretoria Rifles, 1881 Lieutenant, Pretoria Rifles, 1881 Second Lieutenant, Imperial Light Horse, 1899 Trooper, 2nd Regiment, Scottish Horse, Transvaal, 1900 Lieutenant, South African Constabulary, 1900 Corporal, Rand Rifles, 1901 Sergeant, Johannesburg Police, 1901 Trooper, South African Light Horse, 1901 Corporal, South African Constabulary, 1901 Lieutenant, South African Constabulary, 1901 Trooper, Scottish Horse, 1901 Lance Corporal, South African Constabulary, 1902 Trooper, South African Constabulary, 1902 Colonel, South African Constabulary, 1902 Constable, Johannesburg Police, 1902 Bandsman, South African Constabulary, 1902 Second Lieutenant, South African Constabulary, 1902 Corporal, Johannesburg Mounted Rifles, 1903 Staff Sergeant, South African Constabulary, 1903 Corporal, South African Constabulary, 1903 Lieutenant, South African Light Horse, 1903 Rifleman, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1903 Bandsman, Central South African Railway Volunteers, 1904 Lieutenant, Transvaal Light Infantry, 1904 Company Policeman, Gold Fields, 1904 Captain, Johannesburg Mounted Rifles, 1904 Rifleman, Northern Rifles, 1904 Trooper, Scottish Horse, 1904 Native gaoler & Convict, His Majesty's Prison Department - Transvaal, 1904 Lieutenant, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1904 Private, Transvaal Light Infantry, 1904 Private, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1904 Corporal, South African Constabulary, 1904 Trooper, South African Light Horse, 1904 Rifleman, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1904 Private, Cyclist Section, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1904 Captain, Johannesburg Mounted Rifles, 1904 Lieutenant, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1904 Captain, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1905 Lance Corporal, Mounted Component, Western Rifles, 1905 Lieutenant, South African Constabulary, 1905 Caucasian Prisoner, His Majesty's Prison Department - Transvaal, 1905 Native Constable, South African Constabulary, 1905 Trooper, South African Light Horse, 1905 Nurse, South African Constabulary, 1905 Sergeant, Central South African Railway Volunteers, 1905 Sergeant Major, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1905 Captain, Headquarters, South African Constabulary, 1905 Sergeant, Infantry Component, Northern Rifles, 1905 Private, Transvaal Light Infantry, 1905 Corporal, South African Light Horse, 1905 Corporal, South African Constabulary, 1905 Captain, Scottish Horse, 1905 Trooper, Johannesburg Mounted Rifles, 1905 Rifleman, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1905 Native Constable, Transvaal Town Police, 1906 Sergeant, Mounted Component, Eastern Rifles, 1906 Lieutenant, Mounted Component, Western Rifles, 1906 Captain, Central South African Railway Volunteers, 1906 Corporal, Cyclist Component, Northern Rifles, 1906 Lieutenant, Scottish Horse, 1906 Sergeant, South African Constabulary, 1906 Corporal, Mounted Component, Western Rifles, 1906 Constable, South African Constabulary, 1906 Trooper, Imperial Light Horse, 1906 Lieutenant, South African Light Horse, 1906 Lieutenant, Transvaal Horse Artillery Volunteers, 1906 Lieutenant, Northern Rifles, 1906 Lieutenant, Johannesburg Mounted Rifles, 1906 Native Constable, South African Constabulary, 1906 Riflemen, Infantry Component, Northern Rifles & Western Rifles, 1907 Staff Sergeant, Transvaal Volunteer Medical Staff Corps, 1907 Cadet, 15th Company, Transvaal Cadet Corps, 1907 Rifleman, Infantry Component, Eastern Rifles, 1907 Private, Central South African Railway Volunteers, 1907 Captain, Transvaal Light Infantry, 1907 Lieutenant, Imperial Light Horse, 1907 Lieutenant, Johannesburg Mounted Rifles, 1907 Sergeant, Scottish Horse, 1907 Native Constable, South African Constabulary, 1907 Mounted Constable, Transvaal Town Police, 1907 Trooper, South African Light Horse, 1907 Constable, South African Constabulary, 1907 Piper, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1907 Rifleman, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1907 Sergeant, South African Constabulary, 1907 Captain, Transvaal Light Infantry, 1907 Lieutenant, Scottish Horse, 1907 Private, Transvaal Scottish Volunteers, 1907 Corporal, South African Constabulary, 1907 Sergeant, Transvaal Light Infantry, 1907 Captain, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1907 Major, South African Constabulary, 1908 Private, Transvaal Cycle Corps, 1908 Bandsman, Central South African Railway Volunteers, 1908 Private, Transvaal Supply & Transport Corps, 1908 Constable, Transvaal Town Police, 1908 Major, Central South African Railway Volunteer Engineers, 1908 Native Constable, South African Constabulary, 1908 Second Lieutenant, Imperial Light Horse, 1908 Chinese Policeman, Mining Company Police, 1908 Private, Central South African Railway Volunteer Engineers, 1908 Private, Transvaal Volunteer Medical Staff Corps, 1908 Captain, Transvaal Scottish, 1909 Lieutenant, Southern Mounted Rifles, 1909 Corporal & Lance Corporal, Central South African Railway Volunteer Engineers, 1909 Lieutenant, Transvaal Cycle & Motor Corps, 1909 Lance Bombardier, Transvaal Horse Artillery, 1909 Sergeant, Imperial Light Horse, 1909 Major, Transvaal Army Medical Corps, 1909 Sergeant, Transvaal Cycle & Motor Corps, 1909 Sergeant, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1909 Officer, Transvaal Cadet Corps, 1909 Gunner, Transvaal Horse Artillery, 1910 Rifleman, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1910 Native Constable, Transvaal Police, 1910 Private, Transvaal Scottish, 1910 Bandsman, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1910 Sergeant, Transvaal Army Medical Corps, 1910 Head Constable, Orange River Colony Police, 1910 Sergeant, Transvaal Horse Artillery, 1910 Motorcyclist, Transvaal Cycle & Motor Corps, 1910 Lieutenant, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1910 Lieutenant, Southern Mounted Rifles, 1910 Sergeant Major & Trooper, Imperial Light Horse, 1911 Constable, South African Railway Police, 1911 Captain, Southern Mounted Rifles, 1911 Lieutenant, Central South African Railway Engineers, 1911 Trooper, Northern Mounted Rifles, 1911 Lieutenant, Transvaal Cycle & Motor Corps, 1911 Chaplain, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1911 Senior Constable, Orange Free State Police, 1911 Major, Transvaal Scottish, 1911 Cadet, Transvaal Cadet Corps, 1911 Lieutenant, Transvaal Cycle & Motor Corps, 1911 Lieutenant, Imperial Light Horse, 1911 Sergeant, Transvaal Horse Artillery, 1911 Captain, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1911 Private, Transvaal Signalling & Telegraph Corps, 1911 Trooper, Southern Mounted Rifles, 1911 Major, Transvaal Horse Artillery, 1911 Quartermaster Sergeant Major, Transvaal Cycle & Motor Corps, 1911 Captain, Northern Mounted Rifles, 1911 Corporal, Transvaal Police, 1912 Sergeant, Transvaal Cycle & Motor Corps, 1912 Second Lieutenant, Transvaal Scottish, 1912 Captain, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1912 Lieutenant, Southern Mounted Rifles, 1912 Lieutenant, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1912 Lieutenant, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1912 Gaoler, Krugersdorp Prison, South African Prison Service, 1912 Bombardier, Transvaal Horse Artillery, 1912 Sergeant, Orange Free State Police, 1912 Bandsman, Witwatersrand Rifles, 1912