Cromwell Rifle Volunteers jacket; Unknown; Unknown; CR1984.181.1
Cromwell Rifle Volunteers jacketAbout this object
Red suede uniform jacket of the Cromwell Rifle Volunteers. The jacket has a white collar and cuffs with braid frogging above the cuffs. The epaulets are outlined in white braid and have C V R embroidered on them. Insignia, in silver, are sewn on the upper part of each sleeve. The upper one shows a crown over crossed swords over two bugles. Below are sewn Sergeant stripes. There are six buttons remaining.The jacket is fully lined with a cotton fabric and pocket is sewn in the lining on the left side.
This jacket belonged to James Crabbe of Bannockburn who was a sergeant in the Rifle Volunteers when they formed in 1876.
C V R on epauletes
Crown over Crossed Swords over two Bugles
On buttons NZ in centre and RIFLE VOLUNTEERS around outside.
L 745mm (shoulder to hem) X W 510mm
Sleeve L 53mm
From the Collection of the Cromwell MuseumObject Type