WW1 CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ‘TRENCH’ CAP
A very fine example of an attributable ‘Trench’ soft cap to a member of Canadian Military Forces (C.E.F.).
The cap is in excellent used condition, which has been stored and cared for well over the past years.
Cap exterior is in fantastic damage free condition with minor signs of age and wear. Interior is in matching condition being grubby and lightly sweat stained in keeping with its use.
Leather chin band is supple and serviceable, and held in place by two small brass GS buttons.
Cap badge is untouched and has been in situe for the caps life, and held in place by its split pin and identifiable part ID tag.
The cap belonged to Roy Russell 26th BN CEF. He has used a green fibre ID tag to secure the cap badge in place with hand impressed details on one side. Ghosting outline of the tag is clear on the cap head band liner.
When in situe on mannequin head form the cap displays superbly for shape and condition.
Faint Schneider and Son maker marking and part WD mark visible to the cap interior.
Pte. Russell landed in Europe in 1916 and was later wounded. Sold with some photocopy details of Russell’s service.
A very attractive cap, and somewhat unusual in-so-far as its wearer is identifiable.
This is a SOLD Item.
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