Sjt and Pte circa 1914 in full dress uniform

Royal Sussex Regiment 1914 Gale & Polden

The uniform has not changed a great deal, except that the shoulder epaulettes are now blue, and the jam pot cuffs of the earlier tunics have become chevron shaped. The helmet plate now bears a King’s Crown.

They both carry the .303” Short Magazine Lee Enfield or SMLE rifle. This rifle has a bolt action with a ten round magazine. The bayonet for all ranks is the sword bayonet pattern 1907.

Note that in full dress medals are worn, as are white gloves.