uniform, military; [?]; early 20th century; 2010.100

From

Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre Wahi Kahuika - the Meeting Place – a rest on your journey.

Name/Title

uniform, military

About this object

Uniform, military; WWI New Zealand Mounted rifles tunic in khaki wool serge, has brass NZMR shoulder titles, green wool epaulette slides, four-star New Zealand forces brass buttons and four chevrons on lower right sleeve. A brass hook is attached to each side towards the back.

Maker

[?]

Maker Role

[?]

Date Made

early 20th century

Place Made

[?]

Medium and Materials

processed material, textile, wool;
alloy, copper alloy, brass

Inscription and Marks

Brass buttons: 'NEW ZEALAND FORCES' with four stars in centre.

Brass shoulder titles: 'NZMR'

Measurements

h 760mm (shoulder to hem) x w 410mm (shoulder to shoulder)

Subject and Association Keywords

military science, maintenance and transportation, clothing and equipment

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

Object Type

clothing

Object number

2010.100

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Comments
Barry O'Sullivan 08 Nov 2010 01:34 AM,UTC

The cut and style and colour of this jacket suggests that it is English made. The green loops on the shoulder straps indicate 'No1 NZ (Divisional) Employment Company. The green loop was introduced in July 1917. The four service shervons on the lower right cuff indicate 4 years overseas service.
Barry
References- New Zealand Army Distinguishing Patches 1911-1991 by Thomas/Lord and New Zealand Army Uniforms and Clothing 1910-1945 by O'Sullivan

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