A superb rare example of dark blue melton cloth, with a wide band of gold Regimental pattern lace and quartered to the crown with gold bullion cord. To the center a bullion cord pearl button. The interior with leather sweatband and crimson cotton lining. Complete with original wood block, this made with grooves to accommodate the chin strap and contained in original metal japanned storage tin. To the lid a brass name plaque with the engraved name J Oswald Esq 16th Lancers.
Lieutenant J Oswald joined the 16th Lancers on the 22nd January 1881 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1887.
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