1st June 2021

New South Wales Volunteer Rifles, 1860-1870

From the National Museum of Australia, William Percy Faithfull’s military tunic and ‘shako’.

See  https://www.nma.gov.au/explore/features/springfield-faithfull/highlights/volunteer-rifles-uniform

The buttons are those shown on Cossum’s book, page 5, with a QV crown, bugle and letters VR. (Sorry they don’t enlarge well.)

The tunic of the volunteers changed from grey to red during 1869-70, mimicking the British uniforms of the day.