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Title German First World War Epaulette 261
Description One blue/grey wool epaulette from a German First World War uniform. The number 261 is embroidered on the front/top using a chin stitch and red/purple thread. A metal button (tarnished) with a crown in the centre is affixed to button hole with a 2-pronged pin on reverse. Fabric is folded over and tapered on underside.
Catalog Number 01036.3
Object Name Epaulet
Material Wool/Metal/Thread
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1919
Dimensions W-2.087 L-4.331 inches
Search Terms 261
German
German Military
Uniforms
World War, 1914-1918
Uniform
Condition Good
Condition Notes Fabric is dirty and stained throughout but embroidery is intact.
Event World War, 1914-1918
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Notes 261st fought against the 4th Brigade at Vimy Ridge, 1917.