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Object ID # 1955.012.006
Object Name Badge, Military
Other Name Badge, Cap
Title Insignia of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1918
Place of Origin Britain? Ireland?
Description A badge (cap badge?) with the insignia of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (an Irish regiment). There is an elephant and a "Royal Lion" in the centre of the pin, and above this is a flame motif representing a flaming grenade. The item has a vertical flat metal tab-like area at the back. The wording "ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS" is on a banner motif at the bottom, below the elephant.
Provenance This item was a souvenir of the Great War (later called the First World War, 1914-1918).
Most likely collected by Arthur Clifford Husband who served overseas in World War I.

Subsequently owned by his mother, Mary Husband (neé Fraser) who died not long after her son's death. Last owned by Alice Husband (neé Gilbert), the second wife of Charles Husband.
Collection Military, 20th-c Collection
Material Brass/Metal
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Husband, Charles
Subjects Lions
Function A badge / pin worn as military insignia on a uniform cap? Is it a cap badge? It dates from the Great War. The elephant motif is present as a pre-existing regiment in India, the 103rd, had the elephant symbol in their insignia. Similarly, the "Royal Tiger" is from an older unit, and dates back to the 1790s when British soldiers were in India.