This is a posed studio photograph taken in Tientsin, China. It
shows an Unteroffizier Musician of the Train Company of the East Asian
Occupation Brigade. It was taken sometime between late 1900 and
the 1900/01 Field Grey Uniform with the unique field grey shako worn
only by the Train and the short lived Jäger company. Note the
musicians swallows nests, NCO rank lace on the collar and cuffs
along with a chevron on the left sleeve. He wears the Prussian
Wilhelm I Centenary Medal.
He is clearly on mounted
duty as can been seen from his lined riding breeches, high riding
boots and sword (with a junior NCOs knot in the imperial colours).
Note also the bandolier with separate pouches carried by mounted
East Asian units.
Please respect the
Karsten Herzogenrath in sharing this photograph with us by not reproducing it
without prior permission.