Topic: Gen - St - Tas
I came across this pic of a group of infantry parading at Pontville Camp. This picture appeared in the Tasmanian Mail, 10 September 1914, p. 18.
There are quite a few things very noticable.
There is a lack of uniformity in the ranks. No "great coats off" or "on" here. It is almost a "come as you are" affair. Hats are either pinned or unpinned. In one instance, the fellow in the second row is wearing a "Gor Blimey" cap with a non regulation shirt without collar attached. The uniforms appear to be that of the militia rather than the later distinctive AIF uniforms.
Citation: Infantry parading at Pontville