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Title Major General Malcolm Mercer Dress Cap
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Description Black full dress cap belonging to Major General Malcolm Mercer. Cap has general staff insignia on front (a sword crossed with a baton surrounded by laurel leaves. A lion perched on top of a red crown is positioned above the sword and baton.) Cap has a thick red felt band around it measuring approx 5cm wide. Leather chin strap is attached to the brim by two small brass buttons positioned above each ear. Short black brim has lauren leaf decorations in gold metal embroidery. Underside of brim is green. Inside of cap is lined in off-white silk. Col. M. S. mercer inscribed on inside in black ink. Mylar barrier has been placed on inside top of cap.
Catalog Number 01041
Object Name Uniform, Military
Credit line Presented to the General Mercer Masonic Lodge through the kindness of V. Wor. Bro. A. J. A. Nelson
Material Silk/Metal/Leather
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1916
Dimensions Dia-27 Cir-62 cm
Search Terms World War, 1914-1918
Commanding Officer
Condition Good
Condition Notes Small area of loss on centre of leather chin strap. slight fading due to sun damage. Exterior of black brim significantly cracked. Silk starting to shred. Significant staining and yellow accretions on underside of brim and inside band.
Event World War, 1914-1918
People Mercer, Malcolm
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