Buttons military WW1; 1914-1918; 2001_253_1-5

Name/Title

Buttons military WW1

About this object

Five buttons from the uniform of Major John Butterill Ariell of Thorne, Paparoa N.Z. He was a Sgt. Maj. in the Otamatea Mounted Rifles under Col. Colbeck before WW1. When WW1 came around J.B. Ariell tried to join the New Zealand forces going to war but was turned down, so he paid his own way to England where he was accepted into the 2nd Surrey Regt. known as the 'Queens Own'. 1-2. Gold metal crowns with red velvet backing. 3-5. Diamond shaped buttons with green and red enamel wreaths and mottos.

Date Made

1914-1918

Place Made

United Kingdom

Medium and Materials

metal

Measurements

1-2. 2.5cm length x 2.7cm width, 3-5. 2.8cm square

Subject and Association Description

buttons military uniform WW1

Credit Line

Ariell Upton

Object Type

buttons

Object number

2001_253_1-5

Copyright Licence  

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