The Costumes and Uniforms of the British Army, 1914-1915: The encroachment of khaki and the favoured few, May 1915

Fraser records the motley assortment of garments sported by the soldiers, who had by now moved into local billets in High Wycombe. Heavy overcoats had to be worn in the heat of late April to make them look 'ostensibly like soldiers' when parading through the town, and as late as May 1915 they were still sporting a mixture of blue and khaki, emphasizing the delays involved in obtaining correct uniform in the early months of the war. Rifles did not arrive until June 1915.

Details

  • Title

    The Costumes and Uniforms of the British Army, 1914-1915: The encroachment of khaki and the favoured few, May 1915

  • Artist/maker

    Claud Lovat Fraser (1890 - 1921)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

    1919
  • Material and technique

    pen, black ink and watercolour on tracing paper

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    sheet 14.6 x 10.8 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Mrs Grace Lovat Fraser (the artist's widow), 1975.

  • Museum location

    Western Art Print Room

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA1975.101.50

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