Pre Federation British Uniform Buttons from NZ
Buttons from Smith, Kemp & Wright, Birmingham
40th & 65th Regiments of Foot
Both are backmarked ‘Smith Kemp & Wright Birmingham’. This backmark dates from the 1850-61, after which Kemp left the partnership and it changed to Smith & Wright. In the early 20th century they were merged into Firmin & Sons. These regiments served in both Australia and New Zealand in the same era.