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Title German Epaulette 57
Description One blue/grey wool epaulette from a German First World War uniform. The number 57 is embroidered on the front/top in thread using a chain stitch. A brass button with the number 5 is affixed to the fabric by threading the button post through the button hole and sliding a wooden toothpick through the eye at the back. Machine manufactured.
Catalog Number 01036.2
Object Name Epaulet
Material Thread/Wool/Metal
Made Germany
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1919
Dimensions W-4 L-11.4 cm
Search Terms German
German Military
World War, 1914-1918
Condition Fair
Condition Notes Embroidery intact but wool has significant areas of loss on front and back - likely due to past pest infestation
Event World War, 1914-1918
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Notes 57th fought against 3rd Battalion at Mount Sorrel,