Bunnybank bank wearing a dark green jacket modeled by John Bromley (figure) and David B. Biggs (drum), and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1967-1977. The drummer boy, too young to be allowed to man a gun, was recruited and taught to play the drum. His beating of the drum was vital in battlefield communications with various rolls signaling different commands. The long roll would call soldiers into action and rhythmic cadences would set the marching pace. Royal Doulton Bunnykins tableware and figurines are popular ceramic designs manufactured as nursery dishes and collectible figurines. It originated with artwork by Sister Mary Barbara Bailey, the daughter of Cuthbert Bailey, general manager of Doulton during the 1930s. Sister Mary Barbara provided illustrations to the designers of Royal Doulton.