LIEUTENANT COLONEL HENRY DRURY HARNESS
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis ©2008
Photograph File Number: 041999
Type of Photograph: CDV
Approximate Date of Photograph: c. 1857
a. Type: 1857 Pattern Forage Cap. Blue cloth, a gold netted button in the centre of the crown, which is in eight parts, and edged in scarlet piping. Band of gold lace, 1-3/4 inches wide (Corps pattern), projecting peak.
b. Badge: Not visible.
a. Collar: Garter blue velvet, rounded in front.
b. Shoulder Straps: None.
c. Cuffs: Jacket cuffs not visible.
d. Buttons: Gilt studs down the front.
e. Pattern: 1857 Pattern Jacket. Scarlet cloth, single-breasted, to hook-and-eye. Plain gold braid all round and on collar seam, finished with a crows foot at centre of waist and collar seam.
Frock Coat. Blue cloth, single-breasted, rolling collar, to hook-and-eye up to 5 inches from bottom of stock.
a. Collar Badges: None.
b. Rank Insignia: Not visible.
a. Waist Belt and Clasp: None.
b. Sash: None.
c. Sword Belt: None.
d. Shoulder Belt: None.
e. Gloves: None.
5. TROUSERS: Dark Oxford mixture, a scarlet stripe, 1-3/4 inches wide down the outer seam.
6. FOOTWEAR: Wellington boots.
7. WEAPON(S): None.
a. Regiment: Royal Engineers
b. Individual: Henry Drury Harness, 1804-1883. Commander Royal Engineers at the siege and capture of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny. Face easily recognized when the photograph is compared to the photograph in the reference below.
WILKINSON-LATHAM, C. and EMBLETON, G.A. The Indian Mutiny. Men-At-Army Series, No. 67. Osprey Publishing, Ltd., London, 1991, p. 38.