and Cumberland Yeomanry
studio J.Dennison in Carlisle & Penrith
NCO in the Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry
This superb portrait shows us an
NCO of the Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry in full dress c.
He is still wearing the tall early busby pattern, as well as
the Hussar barrel sash.
The last point is quite interesting, as the barrel sash is thought
to have been abolished around 1870 for NCOs, while gauntlets were
replaced by gloves in 1873.
It is also quite interesting to
see that this handsome gentleman obviously has Indian origins ;
there sure is a fascinating tale hiding behind that photograph !