4th September 2021

Pre Federation British Uniform Buttons from NZ

Buttons from Smith, Kemp & Wright, Birmingham

There is a border of groups of 3 lines around the shank.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/uncategorized/11th-november-2020/

https://ellott-postalhistorian.com/articles/40th-Regiment-In-NZ.pdf

https://sites.rootsweb.com/~nzbound/65th.htm

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