Bocking & Braintree Loyal Volunteers, officer’s gilt 22mm


An attractive button retaining almost full gilt. The open backed 22mm officer’s gilt button has the design of script letters B & B within a garter lettered LOYAL VOLUNTEERS. There is no backmark. The small Essex infantry unit of c1803-1810 is listed in Stockdale’s List of the Volunteer & Yeomanry Corps of the United Kingdom [1804] as being commanded by John Nottidge. Junr. and having a strength of 189 effective rank & file. The War Office List of the Officers of the Militia…and Volunteer Infantry [1807] shows John Thomas Nottidge as a captain in the Hinkford Hundred list.        aug17/1

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