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Tunic from the uniform of a colonel in the Queensland Permanent Artillery, c.1886, which may have been owned and used by ER Drury

Uniform tunic, Queensland Volunteers 

Type:   Costume

Current Location: Queensland Military Memorial Museum

Period: c.1886

Where Made: Brisbane

Description: Uniform tunic of a full colonel in the Queensland Permanent Artillery, c.1886. The collar features the gold lace of a full colonel and the silver "bursting bomb" badge of the Permanent Artillery. The shoulder boards bear the Artillery pattern with the crown and stars of the Order of the Garter of a full colonel, and a "Q" for Queensland. The buttons are of Royal Artillery pattern and the cuffs carry the gold lace of a full colonel. The belt is of Artillery/Engineers pattern with a snake clasp, with "Queensland" on the snake.

The tunic is part of a the uniform of a full colonel in the Queensland Permanent Artillery and may have been owned and used by ER Drury, Pat Marks's maternal grandfather. Drury had a longstanding interest in military matters and joined the New South Wales Volunteer Rifles in 1854, five years before Queensland's separation. He was gazetted major in the Queensland artillery, rising to lieutenant colonel and then colonel. He was appointed CMG in 1885.
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