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I was lucky enough to find this little group today. All the items are in very grubby condition, including a 1917 shell dressing with its iodine ampule, a company runner and stretcher bearer brassard. 14 Pattern helve holder, 1918 dated soft cap, trophy belt and two housewifes one complete. Sadly not a single item has a regimental number or name so the soldier who owned them will remain forever anonymous.

 

Hope its of interest.

 

Mark

 

    

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FROGSMILE

Clearly he was presumably a Green Howard (Yorkshire Regiment) and likely he served in a ‘Yorkshire’ Brigade alongside members of the 4th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (given the titles on his belt), so you can perhaps narrow down his battalion.  It’s an interesting collection, thank you for showing it.

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Dave66

What a lovely sleepy little grouping, just the helve holder would do me, so jealous...yup.

Well done Mark, hope you investigations take you further.

 

Dave.

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Dragoon

Just seen this!

Super piece of history! Thank you for sharing, great items.

 

Chris

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gronksmil

rare runners armband.Nice lot.

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Dragoon
On 05/11/2019 at 02:47, gronksmil said:

rare runners armband.Nice lot.

Excuse my ignorance, but what is a runners armband please

 

Cheers 

Chris 

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Grovetown
10 hours ago, Dragoon said:

Excuse my ignorance, but what is a runners armband please

 

Cheers 

Chris 

 

Worn on the (lower) left sleeve to show on official message carrying duties.

 

Great group. The highlight for me is the SB brassard.

 

Cheers,

 

GT.

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Dragoon
10 hours ago, Grovetown said:

 

Worn on the (lower) left sleeve to show on official message carrying duties.

 

Great group. The highlight for me is the SB brassard.

 

Cheers,

 

GT.

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Every day is a school day, cheers GT.

Chris 

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gronksmil

Hi Mark,what is the other wrist band up near the shell dressing? mike.

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Toby Brayley

superb, very envious! Thank you for sharing

 

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Pete_C
14 hours ago, gronksmil said:

Hi Mark,what is the other wrist band up near the shell dressing? mike.


I think it’s a tourniquet Mike.

 

Pete

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Pete_C

A spectacular find Mark, congratulations. A real treat to see, thanks for sharing.

 

Pete

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mark holden
16 hours ago, gronksmil said:

Hi Mark,what is the other wrist band up near the shell dressing? mike.

Hi Mike,

 

It is as Pete C says a tourniquet. I am pretty sure a period item a medical or perhaps SB kit.

 

Kind regards

 

Mark  

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GWF1967
On 02/11/2019 at 19:49, mark holden said:

Hope its of interest.

 

Mark

 

    

 

 

 

Thanks for posting Mark.  Very interesting indeed. 

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gronksmil

Again, very nice to see.

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