Private, Battalion Company 1815

This soldier is in marching order which is full dress coat with equipment, haversack and waterbottle. He has a picker and brush attached to white strings wound round his bayonet belt. These are for clearing the touch-hole of his flintlock musket. His coat has plain white lace loops evenly spaced and he has fringed epaulettes unlike the fringed wings worn by flank companies. The shako is the waterloo pattern with the 1st Guards device on the brass plate. His plume is white over red, denoting battalion company.

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by Stephen Luscombe