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good morning,

 

here's my collection of cap badge - title - buttons about the 1st - 15th - 21st - 47th - Guards Division & 6th Cavalry brigade participated in the Battle of Loos on September 25, 1915 & the 2nd - 3rd Brigade of the 1st Canadian Division for the capture of Hill 70 on August 15, 1917 :

 

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I search for to finish the London - Canadian & cavalry board :

 

Cap badge :

1/1st North Somerset Yeomanry

23rd London

 

Title :

T 6 COUNTY of LONDON - T 8 COUNTY of LONDON - T 18 LONDON – T 22 LONDON - T 23 LONDON

CANADA 5TH WESTERN CAVALRY – BRITISH COLUMBIA - 48 H of C - 1/1st North Somerset Yeomanry - 3rd Dragoon Guards - Royal Dragoons

 

Collar :

C15 – C16

 

bouton :

Royal flying corps – Chaplain – London : 6 – 8 – 15 – 17 –  21 – 22 – 23 – 24

CFA – C5 – C7 – C10 – C13 – C14

 

regards

 

michel

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mark holden

Housewives and Holdalls.

 

A selection of holdalls and housewives(AKA Hussifs).

 

The Canadian has a 1914 dated  Holdall the Hussif  1915 dated, spoon 1915, Button stick with the Canadian ordnance mark.

 

A 1917 dated holdall with period components, 

 

A near complete Holdall with issued comb, issued toothbrush, issued razor, issued iron ration/unexpired portion of the days ration bag and hussif.

 

A part complete holdall and hussif to one soldier with his knife and fork also numbered.

 

A pre WW1 holdall in a stiffer canvas  material than the wartime issue.

 

A pre WW1 RMLI holdall all items marked to the same Royal Marine. 

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Dave66
16 minutes ago, mark holden said:

Housewives and Holdalls.

 

A selection of holdalls and housewives(AKA Hussifs).

 

The Canadian has a 1914 dated  Holdall the Hussif  1915 dated, spoon 1915, Button stick with the Canadian ordnance mark.

 

A 1917 dated holdall with period components, 

 

A near complete Holdall with issued comb, issued toothbrush, issued razor, issued iron ration/unexpired portion of the days ration bag and hussif.

 

A part complete holdall and hussif to one soldier with his knife and fork also numbered.

 

A pre WW1 holdall in a stiffer canvas  material than the wartime issue.

 

A pre WW1 RMLI holdall all items marked to the same Royal Marine. 

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Fantastic rare finds there mark,

many thanks for showing them.

 

Dave.

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themonsstar

Great collections lads keep them coming.

 

Roy

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wainfleet

What a wonderful selection of personal kit. The knife and fork in the Marines holdall are an earlier pattern, but then the Marines did tend to get the leftovers in WW1.... Very interesting to see the Herts hussif with issue date, which I haven't seen on one of those before.

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mark holden

Here are items from one of the prized groups in my collection. They were previously in Michael Baldwin's Collection and feature in his book Feldzug 16. Michael's write up is comprehensive I won't try and emulate it here. These all souvenirs from Sgt Metcalfe 32nd Bn MGC. Sadly the .410 box they all came in and bayonet troddel became separated after the Whitgift? Exhibition closed. I located the Troddel in a separate lot in the same auction but ran out of money to buy it-c'est la vie. 

 

Regards

 

Mark

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Pete_C

Another first rate display Mark. I know little or nothing about German kit but do the items have a regimental / unit link ? The presence of several of the same belt buckle would maybe suggest they were picked up in a single action - any back story to confirm that ? Whatever, thanks for sharing more from your fabulous collection.

This is a great thread - I really need to dig something out and share it.

 

Pete

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