Colored studio photograph circa 1900 of General Redvers Henry Buller VC GCB GCMG in uniform with decorations. Is it that of a General in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps? Confirmation or other identification would be much appreciated!

From Wikipedia: General Redvers Henry Buller VC GCB GCMG

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My apologies: I dragged and dropped the image for my original post. It showed on my screen, but obviously did not carry over to the post.

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    Is it possible that you meant to refer to the colorized photo on the Wikipedia page If so, I'm happy to include a link in the question.
    – MCW
    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:34
  • After the edit it is still unclear to me which image you are talking about. Are you asking if the Wikipedia illustration for Buller is in fact a picture of Buller? Or if the uniform shown there is a Rifles uniform? Nov 25, 2021 at 22:58
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    Hi. I am asking for verification of the uniform in the color studio portrait of Buller - the first image on the website. Nov 25, 2021 at 23:11
  • Superficially, yes. The funny cap with its plume and badge match pictures a google search for Royal Rifles brings up, illustrated in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Green_Jackets . The pic on rgjmuseum.co.uk/photo-archive-item/ensign-heathcote shows embroidery decoration consistent with your picture. The overall color is consistent with what I see on a google search for "royal rifle corps dress uniforms" brings up. Is there some particular point you are interested in? Nov 26, 2021 at 1:20
  • There is a color called "Rifle Green" ( crispedge.com/color/414833 ), the name of the color of the Royal Rifle Corps uniforms. Which, to my eye, matches the color seen in your picture. Nov 26, 2021 at 1:30

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There is a version of this picture that bears the description:


Right Hon. Sir Redvers Buller, V.C., G.C.B., etc.
Commanding in Natal
In the Uniform of Colonel Commandant, King's Royal Rifle Corps

Searching just for the uniform of that unit then lists Buller as a prominent 'search-hit', like Original Rifle CORPS Uniform Pics, and reveals this illustration:

King's Royal Rifle Corps, Officers and Rifleman 1904:

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    Thank you all so much for your help. The caption relating to 'Colonel Commandant, King's Royal Rifle Corps' under the image would appear to 'nail' it. Nov 26, 2021 at 17:11

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