It was disbanded however in the general reduction of British units on the Western Front in February 1918. On 3 November 1918 he was seconded to the Indian Army. It's quite possible that his khaki drill tunic dates from this period.He was restored to the British establishment on 1 December 1919, and served with the RWF until he relinquished his commission 1 January 1920 on completion of service, retaining the rank of Lieutenant. His medal card shows he applied for his British War Medal and Victory Medal on 25 May 1922, when he gave his address as 15c Penry Park, Chester. By June however that had been changed to The Cottage, Gronant, Prestatyn, Flintshire. The fact that he was a Liverpool "Pal" suggests he was living and working on Merseyside during 1914-15. There was a strong expatriate Welsh community there, and when Lloyd George's Welsh Army Corps was formed after October 1914 there was a drive to acquire experienced men who were Welsh to serve as its officers. The 19th RWF along with 119th Brigade was part of the WAC, and trained at Deganwy near Llandudno until separated in the early summer of 1915 and sent to Prees Heath camp, Whitchurch, Shropshire and later to Salisbury Plain. Original example of the 1902 pattern bespoke officers tropical khaki drill service tunic as worn in tropical theatre such as the Mediteraian e. Condition is very good, has all buttons except one on epaulette strap. Has genuine antique belt support loops and. Pips on each shoulder and a two year overseas service chevron on the right sleeve that appears sewn original to the uniform. The uniform is fitted with pressed football style service buttons. Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 16 (item laid flat and measured across one side). Pit to pit: 18.5 (item laid flat and measured across one side). Outer shoulder seam to end of cuff: 23. Back of neck to hem: 28. The mannequin used in the pictures is a UK 40 chest and it's a tight fit. Note: After listing this grouping an inspection of the breast pocket revealed a ribbon bar for the'mutt and jeff' WW1 British medals. He pre-existing pin holes are clearly present above the pocket, so this decoration clearly. Belongs with the tunic, separate picture attached. Bespoke officers corduroy riding trousers, made by Kinch & Lack Ltd. Trousers are complete with all buttons and hook and loop fasters at the end of each leg.
44 waist to end of leg. Tropical Puttees (tan in colour, made by fox). Typical long First War puttees, made by Fox, both puttees retain the Fox Wellington Somerset tag and one puttee has the L Left metal clasp still intact, puttees stamped made in England. Has both general service buttons intact, but is missing it chin strap. Well worn, but overall in very good condition.
First War era sam brown supple and strong, complete with cross strap. First War era binoculars, marked La Ville Paris. Please check the listed photographs for all details and feel free to get in touch if any further information is required.
See my other listing for genuine guaranteed First World War and Second World War military antiques. The item "WW1 Uniform group named to Royal Welsh RWF -Tunic, pants, hat, belt, puttees, binocs" is in sale since Sunday, May 5, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Uniforms". The seller is "viking_raid" and is located in Torbay. This item can be shipped worldwide.