|A group of pictures showing
the 44th Bn being presented their Regimental colour at the Claremont
Showgrounds, WA in 1916. The first photo shows the colour guard and a
full shot of the Colour.
The second shows the colour being
blessed by the regimental padre who appears to be wearing a Wolseley
pith sun helmet. The rest are general parade shots including a Digger in
It's hard to believe he was he was allowed
to be dressed like that on a formal parade.
Note the use of the "Queen
Victoria Crown" on the Colour even though King George V was on the
Note the strange assortment of
headwear on the Diggers. Some with KFF (slouch) hats brim down, some
brim up, some with a bash, some not, some with Service caps.
Note the Unit mascot.