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WW I Brass Trench Art Military Cap Snuff Box - Wilson, 11th South Staffordshire Regiment     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11378
Period: George V
Year: 1915
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Price: R 2 500.00
Weight: 34 grams
Dimensions: 4.2 cm diameter
Condition: Excellent, hinge in perfect working order, snug closure.

Description: A brass trench art military cap snuff box, with engraved inscription from the South Staffordshire Regiment, dating back to World War I. The snuff box is realistically modelled in the shape of an Officers cap, these were made from shell casings. The cap visor acts as the thumb piece to open the hinged lid, which is in excellent condition. The top of the cap is engraved "Sergt. Major A. Wilson. 11th. S. Staffs. Regt - 1915." The South Staffordshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment created in 1881, they served in the Anglo Boer War, WWI and WWII. During WWI they served on the Western front, Gallipoli, Egypt, Italy and Dublin (the 1916 Easter Rising). The Regiment raised a total of 18 battalions and was awarded 66 battle honours, 3 Victoria Crosses and lost 6,357 men during the course of the war. The 11th Battalion was a reserve unit formed in Jersey 1914, and was absorbed into training reserve battalion in 1916. We have not been able to trace Sergeant Major Wilson, all assistance appreciated.
WW I Brass Trench Art Military Cap Snuff Box - Wilson, 11th South Staffordshire Regiment
WW I Brass Trench Art Military Cap Snuff Box

WW I Brass Trench Art Military Cap Snuff Box - Wilson, 11th South Staffordshire Regiment
Wilson, 11th South Staffordshire Regiment

WW I Brass Trench Art Military Cap Snuff Box - Wilson, 11th South Staffordshire Regiment
Brass Trench Art Military Cap Snuff Box

WW I Brass Trench Art Military Cap Snuff Box - Wilson, 11th South Staffordshire Regiment
Trench Art Military Cap Snuff Box

WW I Brass Trench Art Military Cap Snuff Box - Wilson, 11th South Staffordshire Regiment
Sergeant Major A Wilson South Staffordshire

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