Badge, Military Light Infantry ; Unknown manufacturer; 1914-1918; WY.0000.626

Name/Title

Badge, Military Light Infantry

About this object

This Light Infantry badge is the right collar badge of the New Zealand Volunteers, a unit of the New Zealand Army during the period 1858-1911. The badge was also used by the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Regiment which is a unit of the British Army, where it is still used today. British forms of the badge were made in different styles for different units during World War One.

This badge belonged to Robert (Doug) Story who served with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. It is likely he acquired the badge during his service at the Western Front, meaning it is probable that this badge once belonged to a British Light Infantry soldier.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1914-1918

Period

1910s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, brass

Measurements

h x 35 mm w x 35 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War One

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Object Type

accessories

Object number

WY.0000.626

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