4th East York Local Militia, officer’s 17mm


4th East Yorkshire Local Militia, late George III period officer’s 17mm slightly convex button with the design of the typical East Yorkshire eight pointed star within which are the initials E Y L M grouped around the numeral 4. There is no backmark but the button is in good condition with original shank. There were four Militia battalions in the East Riding in the times of the Napoleonic Wars and I believe this 4th one was based in Hull. I acquired this button some 45 years ago and have never seen another. sep16/1

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