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10th Battalion, Essex Regiment, 1917


Dan Morton
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I have a French painter friend, Jean Paul Dana, who has completed painting the model figure of a Tommy Sergeant ca. 1917 below. He would like to complete the figure as a member of the 10th battalion, Essex Regiment with all appropriate regiment and division markings. What would those have been? Please provide color images if possible. I believe the 10th Essex would have been part of the 18th Division. If that is correct, the helmet would have had a 3 color rectangular patch painted on, but in what colors?

Many thanks in advance.

All the best,

Dan

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I have a French painter friend, Jean Paul Dana, who has completed painting the model figure of a Tommy Sergeant ca. 1917 below. He would like to complete the figure as a member of the 10th battalion, Essex Regiment with all appropriate regiment and division markings. What would those have been? Please provide color images if possible. I believe the 10th Essex would have been part of the 18th Division. If that is correct, the helmet would have had a 3 color rectangular patch painted on, but in what colors?

Many thanks in advance.

All the best,

Dan

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Hi Dan, 10th Battalion Essex, Other Ranks wore black (left) and violet square with white central stripe in felt. Officers wore black (left) and violet inverted triangle with yellow central stripe. John

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There is also a living history group portraying the 10th Essex - a polite email, and you'll probably get some nice colour photographs of the correct insignia they wore (might help if you mention my name, our group is closely allied with them):

http://www.actofwar.co.uk/essex/

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