This is the first display mannequin that I have put together everything seen, bar the shirt and tie, is to my knowledge of Great war or earlier vintage.
The jacket itself, although not cuff rank appears to be a very early shoulder-rank jacket. I have been told that features such as the rounded epaulettes, the ticket pocket, the lack of turn ups on the cuff, two internal pockets on the left breast and an internal field dressing pocket all point to the jacket being early. The jacket also has the benefit of being in unworn condition with the original paper remaining on the buttons.
The Sam Browne pre-dates the Great war and is in-fact of Boer war/Sudan vintage with rounded sword loops and the cross strap having a loop for the greatcoat roll.
The binoculars and case are 1917 dated.
The India pattern water bottle and cradle are ww1 vintage and are named to a lt. Goode of the R.N.V.R.
The sword is a standard British infantry 1897 pattern with a GVR Cypher.
The map case is also to my knowledge original.
Any criticism or advice on authenticity would be great.