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[Siam 1916 (Thailand)]
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From the Singha Beer source:

During the reign of King Rama VI [1910-1925], Decree R.S. 129 concerning flags was amended. The new national flag that emerged consisted of a red background and a white elephant in a decorative harness with all the trappings, with its back towards a pole rising from the center of the raised dais on which it was standing.
I wonder if the latter is the same as the War Ensign 1891-1917.

Santiago Dotor, 26 Oct 1999

When describing the crown prince's flag, the Singha Beer source mentions Decree R.S. 129 to date from B.E. 2453 (1910 AD). So maybe the new national flag described above is the unidentified ensign 1910-1917?

Santiago Dotor, 26 Jan 2005

Rama VI added caparisoning to the elephant, rotated it towards the fly and put a pedestal beneath it on Nov 2nd 1916

Nozomi Kariyasu, 23 Jul 2004

The red flag with a white elephant was the national flag from the reign of King Rama IV until the reign of King Rama VI. However, the national flag was slightly changed by King Rama VI in 1916. At this time, the white elephant stood on a stand and turned its back on the pole.

from the Rama IX Art Museum Foundation, 10 Oct 2005