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Title Irish Guards waist belt clasp, other ranks
Nationality British
Period c 1914
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This is the standard Irish Guards other ranks belt plate, worn from their raising as a unit after the Boer War until current times. By virtue of the abrasion to the central device (common practice among Guardsmen in the early 20th century - for a better shine) and the colour of the brass, I suspect it is nearer to 1914 than later.

This buckle would have been worn on the white buff belt with the red full dress tunic and bearskin.

Its condition is excellent apart from the abrading of the central device and some service wear to the rest of the piece.

There is a broad arrow stamp on the reverse and the number 11 (possibly for 1911 as an issue date).

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Belt Buckles : British : 20th Century]

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