Khaki uniform jacket NZ Mounted Rifles.
FRONT has turned down collar with lapels. On upper lapels is a badge with "CYC " and rams head with horns. Centre front opening with 3 large brass "New Zealand Forces" buttons (4th button missing.) The epaulets are closed with a brass "New Zealand Forces" button each side and a metal placket "NZMR" on the outerside each shoulder.
Breast flap pocket each side with pleat in pocket and shaped flap with "New Zealand Forces" button. Inserted waistband. At hip level each side is a large pocket that extends towards the back and with flap with "New Zealand Forces" button.
The sleeves are 2 seam construction. At the hem there are two stripes of braid and rectangular braids section with three cord and embroidered stars. On the left hand side all stars are green while top and bottom stars on the right hand side are a golden khaki. Suede piping at hem.
BACK: seam at centre back, seam from armholes to hem both sides. At waist brass 2 loops for a belt. Slit open from centre back to hem 32cm.
CONSTRUCTION: lined with brown cotton, sleeves with cream bordeaux striped cotton. makers tag at centre back " A Oliver and Sons 42 Catherine Street Salibury". Another black tag above that reads"J W Preen Drycleaner Timaru Dyer"
original text: Khaki officer's tunic with braided cuffs, 4 pockets and nine gold buttons. NZMR (New Zealand Mounted Rifles) badges on shoulder, CYC ( Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) badges on collar. Part of NZ Mounted Rifles Uniform c1910-1914.
|Year Range from||1916|
|Year Range to||1918|
|Dimensions||W-47 L-83 cm|
Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry
New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Preens Drycleaning, Timaru
Pennefather, Alfred Armstrong Edward