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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Uniform - military https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/uniform-military.html Military Uniform Button, 4th Dragoons https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/uniform-military/military-uniform-button-4th-dragoons-55719.html Tue, 17 Nov 2020 13:55:40 GMT Uniform - military Military Uniform Button, 4th Dragoons  
Description: A two-piece military uniform button of the 4th Dragoons. The button is flat and made of die-stamped copper-alloy sheet with silver-plating to the front only. It has the central inscription IV·D within a leafy circlet and on a field of concentric rings of herringbone decoration. The back is plain and originally had a separate brazed/soldered wire shank, which is now missing.
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Military Uniform Button, German Empire https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/uniform-military/military-uniform-button-german-empire-55614.html Fri, 02 Oct 2020 09:19:03 GMT Uniform - military Military Uniform Button, German Empire  
Description: A die-struck two-piece military uniform button, originally with separate brazed/soldered shank, now missing; circular; rimmed and slightly convex front; German imperial eagle displayed; backmarked: EDUARD SACHS BERLIN. The form of the imperial eagle dates the button to the period 1889-1918.

The button is of a type worn on the collar of the uniform of NCOs of the Schutztruppe (Protection Force) during the period of the German Empire. 'Schutztruppe' was the official name for the German colonial armed forces in the protectorates of German East Africa, German Southwest Africa and Cameroon. The button differs from those worn by regular army NCOs, which had the heraldic device of their home state (e.g. Bavarian lion, Prussian eagle, etc.)
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Military Uniform Button, 63rd Regiment of Foot https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/uniform-military/military-uniform-button-63rd-regiment-of-foot-55518.html Mon, 24 Aug 2020 11:48:50 GMT Uniform - military Military Uniform Button, 63rd Regiment of Foot  
Description: A die-formed three-piece copper-alloy uniform button of the 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot. Circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; crimped joint; separate wire shank, now missing; 63 within an eight-pointed star. backmarked RICH TREBLE GILT; originally gilded

Raised in 1756 as 2nd Battalion of the 8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot. Became separate corps in 1758 as the 63rd Regiment under Colonel Robert Armiger.

Titles
1756, 8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot.
1758, 63rd Regiment of Foot.
1782, 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot.
1881, Amalgamated with the 96th Regiment of Foot to form the Manchester Regiment.

See also UKDFD 14375.
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Military Uniform Button, Worcestershire Yeomanry https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/uniform-military/military-uniform-button-worcestershire-yeomanry-5507.html Fri, 29 Dec 2006 00:00:00 GMT Uniform - military Military Uniform Button, Worcestershire Yeomanry  
Description: A die-formed three-piece brass button with separate brazed/soldered shank; circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; crimped joint; simple looped wire shank; WY in Gothic style letters with crown above; backmarked: FIRMINS LD LONDON; silvered.

A military uniform button of the Worcestershire Yeomanry. The regiment was formed in 1794 to guard against French invasion and deal with any domestic unrest, thus freeing up regular soldiers to serve abroad. In the first half of the 19th century, it was called upon from time to time to suppress riots, but during the second half, its role was mainly ceremonial. At the end of the century, however, the regiment saw active service in the Boer War, and during the First World War, served in the Middle East.

Firmin (est. 1677, London) became a limited company in 1875, and the present backmark was used from the following year. The button can therefore be dated between 1876 and 1901, as the design bears the queen's crown.
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Military Uniform Button https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/uniform-military/military-uniform-button-32485.html Tue, 02 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT Uniform - military Military Uniform Button  
Description: A die-formed three-piece button with separate fitted wire shank; circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; machine-crimped joint; simple looped shank; a fouled anchor with crown above, encircled by the legend, ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY, all within a wreath; backmarked, FIRMIN & SONS LONDON.

A military uniform button of the 'Royal Marines Light Infantry'. The Marines, originally known as 'H.M. Marine Forces', were formed in 1755. There was a name change in 1802 to 'Royal Marines', and another in 1855, when they became the 'Royal Marines Light Infantry'. (In 1862 the name was slightly altered to Royal Marine Light Infantry. but the 's' was apparently not dropped from the buttons.) The next name change occurred in 1923, when they became the 'Corps of Royal Marines'. The present button will therefore date to the period 1855-1923.
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Military Uniform Button, Scots Guards https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/uniform-military/military-uniform-button-scots-guards-37756.html Sat, 02 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Uniform - military Military Uniform Button, Scots Guards  
Description: A die-stamped three-piece Officers Mess Dress military uniform button of the Scots Guards with separate fitted wire shank; circular; hollow; convex front; slightly convex back; machine-crimped joint; simple looped shank; the Star of the Order of the Thistle with an Imperial crown on top; Backmarked, FIRMIN LONDON; gilt.
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Military Uniform Button, Volunteer Force https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/uniform-military/military-uniform-button-volunteer-force-55200.html Tue, 14 Apr 2020 18:02:27 GMT Uniform - military Military Uniform Button, Volunteer Force  
Description: A two-piece copper-alloy volunteer force uniform button with separate wire shank; convex front; concave back; crown with LL above and VV below; no backmarks visible. The particular volunteer force to which the initials refer has not been traced at the time of validation.

From 1794, volunteers were raised as auxiliary forces for local defence during the wars against France. They were officially disbanded in 1813, but many transferred their services as a unit to the Local Militia. The militias were themselves disbanded in 1816.
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Military Uniform Button, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/uniform-military/military-uniform-button-duke-of-wellington-s-west-riding-regiment-55153.html Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:53:23 GMT Uniform - military Military Uniform Button, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment  
Description: A die-formed three-piece uniform button of the The Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. Circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; crimped joint; fitted looped wire shank; regimental badge depicting Elephant with howdah. Inscription around; DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S WEST RIDING REGT. Uncertain backmark.

The Duke of Wellington's Regiment was originally formed in 1702 as The Huntingdon's Regiment. In 1782 it became The 33rd (or the 1st West Yorkshire West Riding) Regiment of Foot. In 1881, the 76th Regiment of Foot was linked to the 33rd under the Childer’s Reforms to become the 2nd Infantry Battalion. Although re-titled as the Halifax Regiment (Duke of Wellington's), this title only lasted six months until it was changed on 30 June 1881 to The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). In January 1921 it was again re-titled The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding).
 
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Military Uniform Button, Grenadier Guards https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/uniform-military/military-uniform-button-grenadier-guards-55094.html Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:55:37 GMT Uniform - military Military Uniform Button, Grenadier Guards  
Description: A large die-formed three-piece military uniform button of the Grenadier Guards (Queen Victoria), with separate fitted wire shank; circular; hollow; convex front; flat back with thread guide; machine-crimped joint; simple looped shank; a crown over royal cipher of Queen Victoria intertwined and reversed, grenade below; backmarked, FIRMIN & SONS LONDON. Originally gilt.
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Naval Uniform Button https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/uniform-military/naval-uniform-button-55040.html Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:42:22 GMT Uniform - military Naval Uniform Button  
Description: A die-formed three-piece Royal Navy uniform button with separate brazed/soldered shank; circular; convex front; flat back; crimped joint; simple looped wire shank; a fouled anchor surmounted by a crown; backmarked: FIRMIN LONDON; gilded.

A crown above the anchor was added to Royal Navy officers' buttons from 1812 to differentiate the service from the Merchant Navy, which had adopted a similar fouled anchor design. The present style was in use between 1891 and 1901.
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