This soldier of the Royal Canadian Regiment is wearing the Canadian 1903 service uniform. This is the Canadian version of the British M1902 uniform adopted after experience in the Boer war showed the value of a simple and inconspicuous uniform. This uniform differs from the British in that it has 9 buttons instead of 7 a standing collar, detachable shoulder straps and pointed cuffs.

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The British M1902 uniform as worn by Canadian troops in France and Belgium from 1916-1918. The soldier in back is wearing a leather jerkin which was very popular with both British and Canadian troops in cold weather.

The British uniform as worn by Canadian troops in France and Belgium from The soldier in back is wearing a leather jerkin which was very popular with both British and Canadian troops in cold weather.

This soldier of the 173rd Highlanders is wearing the 1903 service tunic, of the doublet cut as issued to Scottish regiments. The kilt would be worn with a fabric cover to hide the bright colors when on campaign. The Glengarry hat was eventually replaced by the steel shrapnel helmet and the cloth gaiters worn over the boots were replaced by cloth puttees. The leather pouch (sporran) would not be worn on campaign.

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Phillip Edgar Peer 1896-1918

Phillip Edgar Peer 1896-1918

Frederick Markham 1896-1918

My Great Grand Uncle Frederick Markham 1896 On this Remembrance Day take a moment to think about the people who suffered great har.

This pattern of mess tin was used by British and Canadian forces from 1800-1939. Supplied with a cloth cover that most soldiers discarded at the first opportunity. It was usually worn hung on the outside of the pack

This pattern of mess tin was used by British and Canadian forces from Supplied with a cloth cover that most soldiers discarded at the first opportunity. It was usually worn hung on the outside of the pack

The British M1915 trench cap, known to the British as the Gor blimey it was used by some Canadian troops in 1915 ~ 1916 for cold weather wear. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canmil/ww1/army/equip.htm

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CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Force) Soldier in WW1 (Ernest Simpson)

CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Force) Soldier in (Ernest Simpson)

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Service dress cap in Khaki serge. The metal cap badge varied from regiment to regiment. Smart in appearance when new it quickly softened and lost its shape in service. It was replaced for field use by the steel shrapnel helmet in 1916.

Service dress cap in Khaki serge. The metal cap badge varied from regiment to regiment. Smart in appearance when new it quickly softened and lost its shape in service. It was replaced for field use by the steel shrapnel helmet in

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