Scarce Post 1902 Edwardian Trooper’s Ensemble, Gloucestershire Hussars Uniform.
This fine Gloucestershire Hussars Uniform is tailored by H Lehmann & Son, Aldershot, the jacket is named to Trooper Montgomery and dated 1913. The tunic is of vivid Beaufort blue cloth, edged and richly trimmed with yellow worsted square cord forming 18 loops each side and fastened with plain brass ball buttons, then there are two rows of half-ball buttons on each loop, making 90 buttons in all on the tunic. Yellow Russia braid decoration to the false pockets and back seams and cord loops to the shoulders. Accompanied by a pair of overalls of the same cloth and by the same tailor with a 1 and 3/16 of an inch yellow braid stripe down each leg. A nice example of a Gloucestershire Hussars Uniform and worthy of any collection.
Jacket Size : Chest 38”.
Shoulder to Shoulder 17”.
Top of Collar to Bottom of Jacket 21 3/4”.
Top of Sleeve to Bottom of Sleeve 22 1/2”.
Trousers Size: Waist 33”.
Inside Leg 31”.
Gloucestershire Hussars Formation: In 1795. Captain Powell Snell raised the First Troop of Gloucestershire Gentleman and Yeomanry at the Plough Inn in Cheltenham. By 1797. troops had been raised at Minchinhampton, Wotton Under Edge, Stow on the Wold, Henbury, Bristol, and Gloucester. In 1798. Stroud had also raised a troop. Following the 1802. Peace of Amiens, all except the Cheltenham Troop under Major Snell were disbanded. Following the end of the Napoleonic Wars, all Yeomanry Troops were disbanded, either voluntarily or by order, in 1827. In 1830. responding to unrest amongst agricultural workers, Yeomanry Troops were raised again. The First Troop was established by Mr Codrington of Dodington Park, quickly followed by troops from Fairford, Cirencester, Stroud, Tetbury, Gloucester, and Bristol. In 1834. the captains of all Gloucestershire troops met in Petty France and combined to form one regiment, known as the Gloucestershire Yeomanry Cavalry. The Marquis of Worcester was appointed as the first Commanding Officer and the band was established. Gloucestershire Hussars Uniform.
Very Good Condition. this Gloucestershire Hussars Uniform has two very small moth holes in the tunic which have now been professionally repaired and some very light tracking, the uniform has been professionally cleaned.