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Title Assorted Surrey Yeomanry buttons, ORs
Nationality British
Period c 1911-22
Price £12.00

These are are a representative selection of SY troopers' buttons from the early 20th century. The two large tunic examples are marked 'Gaunt' and 'Jennens' respectively, the smaller buttons are unmarked, the tiny cap button being the rarest of the lot.

The SY was first raised in 1794, disbanded in 1848 and later raised again in 1901. It amalgamated with the Sussex Yeomanry in 1922, forming two batteries of field guns as part of a four-battery unit, the 98th (Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry) Brigade, RFA. It served with distinction in both world wars.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Buttons : British : 20th Century]


Received it in the post this morning, a very nice surprise.

M S, UK, 28.01.2012

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005