East African Schutztruppe Unteroffizier

 
     
 

 
 

Photo JW Collection

This photographs shows an unknown East African Schutztruppe Unteroffizier wearing the 1896 Khaki Uniform. It is piped in blue and has a single white metallic lace chevron on the upper left arm denoting his rank. The buttons are in white metal with an imperial crown on each and the shoulder straps are twisted wool in the imperial colours. He wears the grey peaked cap matching his home uniform with black leather peak, single imperial cockade and a white hatband and piping for East Africa.

This photograph was taken by A Jandorf & Co of Berlin c1896-1914

 
     
 
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