105th Foot, Madras Light Infantry, officer’s gilt 25mm


The 25mm officer’s gilt button is in good condition with the backmark JENNENS & Co. LONDON. There is a little loss of the original gilt finish to the highpoints of the crown and the bugle. The 105th Madras Light Infantry (2nd Madras European Light Infantry) was one  of the regiments taken into the British Line in 1861 after the end of the East India Company. The button was worn from 1861 to 1881 when it became the 2nd Bn. The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. All the numbered buttons 101 to 109 are rather hard to find, partly at least because they were in use for a shorter period than most.   dec2/3

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