Officer's Shabraque Badges 1853


The embroidered devices on the front and rear of the officers' shabraques had these ornate designs. The Victorian cypher dates them firmly after 1837 but the lower three battle honours for PUNJAUB, CHILLIANWALLAH and GOOJERAT establish the date as 1853 to 1856. These honours were granted on 14 December 1852. However, the uniform changes of 1856 made them obsolete.


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