BRITISH WWI SERGEANT MAJOR’S SERVICE TUNIC.
An extremely nice large size issue combat tunic worn by a Sergeant Major in the Cheshire Regiment. This tunic previously appeared on the market back in the early 1990’s, then sold by Regimentals from within a very nice First War collection, which was photgraohed in our hard copy catalogue number 47 The insignia fitted is a maroon and white halved lozenge over a very beautifully embroidered cockerel with white lozenge centre with Cheshire acorn on maroon backing cloth to both sleeves. Cheshire shoulder titles to each epaulette, all of the buttons of the regimental pattern, two Sergeant Major’s brass rank insignia sets, one to each sleeve, unmarked and undated whistle attached to the shoulder lanyard. Light moth sprinkling to the base of the upper pocket and the lower skirt and to the very point of the extra cuff pattern that the Sergeant Major has taken it upon himself to have his tunic enhanced as befitting his rank. To the interior the virtually complete ‘Kettering Clothing Manufacturing Society Limited’ paper label reading ‘Serge service dress size no.21 height 5’9 and 10’ breast 36 and 37 waist 31 and 32. Standard skeleton white cotton lining that has obviously seen service use plus WD acceptance stamp to the white lining. A very nice tunic.
Code: 69846 Price: 1900.00 GBP