Private, Queen’s Own
Cameron Highlanders, Tientsin, 1908
At the turn of the last century, the commitments
of the British Army saw units deployed around the world. This included China
where troops were stationed to ensure Britons could make their fortune in
safety, and reinforce the Empire’s wishes in the area.
Headdress – Khaki drill covered Wolesley sun helmet with multi-fold
puggaree. Brown leather chin strap.
Jacket – Khaki drill item with stand and fall collar. Tailored in the
Scottish fashion with rounded skirts so as not to encumber the sporran. The
chest pockets have pointed flaps and pleats. No embellishments. Closed with
brass buttons down the front.
Legwear – Cameron of Erracht kilt and Cameron pattern sporran (black with
two white tails), Cameron hose with red flashes worn under white canvas
spats and with ankle boots.
Equipment – Brown leather 1903 pattern with waist belt closed with an open
brass buckle. It has four ammunition pouched attached to the front, and the
bayonet frog hangs behind the left hip. The bandolier holds a further five
ammunition pouches. Each pouch contains two chargers holding five rounds
Weapon – Calibre 0.303in Short Magazine Lee Enfield Mk.III rifle and