Stories Organisations Projects About Login

Tunic, Cotton

From the Collection of 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room Simpson Barracks Macleod Victoria

Description
Tunic, Khaki Cotton Drill, @ breast pockets with pleats. stand and fall collar, Inverted chevron, cuffs, Patrol back.
AMF buttons, brass 7 total
VMR shoulder titles, brass, 2 total
Size
Medium
Object Registration
0108
Keywords
tunic boer war mounted
When Made
1941
Made By
Paramount Mfg Co (Creator)
Significance
Tunic is used to represent a tunic used in the Boer War 1899-1902. Although manufactured almost 40 years after this war ended, the style is almost identical to that used by VMR soldiers serving in the Boer War. The major difference is the stand and fall collar. In the Boer War, the collar was a stand up collar. A minor difference is the shape of the pocket flaps which on a tunic from the Boer War, was more rounded on the lower edge. The buttons are from a later period but were the closest available at the time the Tunic was assembled by the owner @1994.
Inscriptions & Markings
Paramount Mfg Co 1941 size
Regitmental No....
NAME..........
Last updated
23 Mar 2013 at 2:11PM