The Costumes and Uniforms of the British Army, 1914-1915: The encroachment of khaki and the favoured few, May 1915
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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.
Artist/makerClaud Lovat Fraser (1890 - 1921)
Material and technique
pen, black ink and watercolour on tracing paper
Dimensionssheet 14.6 x 10.8 cm (height x width)
No. of items
Presented by Mrs Grace Lovat Fraser (the artist's widow), 1975.
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