Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). The Queen's, the senior line regiment of England, added the date of their formation, 1661, immediately below the famous lamb that had long been the emblem of their linear forebears, the 2nd (Queen's) Regiment of Foot.
The Dorsetshire Regiment. In 1900, along with all other regiments whose insignia incorporated an image of the fortress of Gibraltar, were ordered by Headquarters Horse Guards to adopt a standardised design with three towers.
(The Northamptonshire Regiment also had to change their buttons accordingly)
The Seaforth Highlanders. The Seaforth Highlanders had been dissatisfied with the design of a stag's head that had been utilised for their button as it had been described as too much like the head of a cow and at a date unknown this was changed to a head of more realistic and attractive proportions.
The Connaught Rangers. In 1894 the Connaught Rangers opted to change the button incorporating the elephant and tiger of the old 88th and 94th Regiments of Foot to a more recognisably Irish design of a crowned harp within a wreath of shamrock that also pleased the four regiments of militia that had been included in the make up of the new regiment.
The Northumberland Fusiliers and the Norfolk Regiment both had regimental mottos on a girdle and for a short time used a similar design, but with the motto on a garter.
The Rifle Regiments
In addition to the two long standing rifle regiments, the King's Royal Rifle Corps and the Rifle Brigade, two new regiments were formed in 1881, the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and the Royal Irish Rifles, both of which had some light infantry lineage within their heritage. All four regiments wore special, rifle pattern tunics, that utilised netted buttons and olivets, so regimental buttons were confined to just greatcoats and undress garments such as the frock.
The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). On greatcoats a so called 'pebbled' metal button was worn incorporating a crowned thistle wreath enclosing a stringed horn. On other undress garments a bone button of similar design, but with a horizontally ribbed backing was worn.
The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. On greatcoats a 'pebbled' metal button was worn incorporating a crowned laurel wreath enclosing a stringed horn. On other undress garments a bone, ball shaped button of a more simple design without the wreath and with a horizontally ribbed backing was worn.
The Royal Irish Rifles. On greatcoats a 'pebbled' metal button was worn, but with a so-called scalloped rim incorporating a crowned Irish harp and scrolls bearing the regimental title beneath, each flanked by sprigs of shamrock. On other undress garments a bone button of similar design, but with a horizontally ribbed backing was worn.
The Rifle Brigade. On greatcoats a 'pebbled' metal button was worn incorporating a crowned laurel wreath enclosing a stringed horn surmounted with the regimental title in full. On other, undress garments a metal, ball shaped button of a more simple design without the wreath and similar to that used by the Kings Royal Rifle Corps was worn.