Burgher wrote:Frogsmile, thanks for the confirmation. Excellent as always!
Would this be the regimental button worn before the 1881 reforms?
Burgher wrote:Any pics of the back available?
Burgher wrote:I then also guess these are the post 1881 regimental buttons?
Burgher wrote:Thanks for clearing that up Frosmile. Attached two artworks from Osprey's "Majuba 1881" and "Boer Wars 1":
Any idea what waterbottle they were carrying at Majuba?
Burgher wrote:It seems to be the same as the bottle shown in this post:
Burgher wrote:Mike, done. Sorry.
Frogsmile, the Osprey work show the Gordons with the same leather covered bottle that is carried by the 72nd toy soldier. Since the Gordons climed Majuba with the same old cross belt and expense pouche type equipment as the 72nd I guess they would have carried the old leather covered bottle as well?
Was this an official issue bottle? I have never come across one before...
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