Field Officer, 94th Foot, 1824 (Connaught Rangers)
The Connaught Rangers were disbanded on Irish independence in 1922
Formed in 1794, disbanded in 1818 and reformed in 1823 the 94th were amalgamated with the 88th 1881 to form the two battalions of the Connaught Rangers, and this, with other Irish regiments, was disbanded in 1922 on Irish Independence. A field officer of the 94th wearing probably the most ornate type of uniform worn by the British infantry of this time. This uniform was very expensive, and after 1830 the amount of gold lace on it was considerably reduced. As a field officer he wears spurs, a black sword belt with slings (introduced in 1823) and a steel scabbard. His chin-scales are worn along the top of the peak of his hat, in the manner of the modern chin-strap, and they could, of course, be worn under the chin. As a member of a battalion company he wears a white-over-red plume. Source: Portrait of an officer of the regiment in private possession.
Source: Portrait of an officer of the regiment in private possession.
|Dimensions||24.5 × 37.5 cm|