WW1 US AMERICAN 78th DIVISION UNIFORM GROUPING

WW1 US AMERICAN 78th DIVISION UNIFORM GROUPING

£875.00

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Description

A attributable uniform grouping to a soldier serving with the 78th Division to include, tunic, British made Brodie helmet with divisional marking, ‘lemon squeeze’ cap, personal kit role and pay book.

The tunic is in very, very good condition with a couple of areas of small moth (see images). Its under gone some private tailoring to make it more comfortable. It is with enlisted-mans (drafted) right US collar tag, Machine gun company left collar tag. 78th Division cloth formation sign to upper left sleeve. Red wound stripe, and two overseas service chevrons to left sleeve also. Too the right sleeve a cloth trade badge of crossed hammers, indicating a qualified mechanic.

Cap is grubby due to use, but is sound and moth free. Chin strap absent. Leather head band in good order.

Helmet is a British made shell with I believe an American liner (no Brodie marking). To left side as worn is the painted 78th Div. formation sign. Some wear to helmet finish. Shell is dent free. Liner in matching condition. Complete with chin strap.

Personal kit role is in good clean condition with one secure strap broken open (see images).

Pay book is named to a soldier serving with the 309th Machine Gun Company serving within the 78th Div. (see images for naming and entries).

A good clean grouping representing the late war activity of of US forces.

The Division was constituted 5th August 1917 and organised at Camp Dix, New Jersey, 25-29th August 1917.

POSTAGE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO PARCEL SIZE.