|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?|
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.
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|
|Found||Grey County, Ontario|
|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.|