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eMedals-A Militia Belt & Pouch of Bugler W. Whiter; Red River 1870

Item: C3301

A Militia Belt & Pouch of Bugler W. Whiter; Red River 1870

On December 22, 2015 Auction Won For

$171

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A Militia Belt & Pouch of Bugler W. Whiter; Red River 1870

1860s Militia Belt with Ammunition Pouch, Bugler William Whiter, 1st Battalion, 60th Regiment, Red River Rebellion of 1870; The belt is fabricated from a thick, durable 6 mm thick leather, 43 mm wide, dyed white and refinished on the upper with a white shoe polish, marked in black ink on the underside on the left end with dual facing British Broad Arrows, the belt with seventeen holes punched through on the right end, some more pronounced from usage than others, to accommodate the post on the brass length adjuster. The brass belt buckle has a two-piece construction, unmarked, the left side illustrating the outer ring inscribed "DIEU ET MON DROIT", while the right side has a central interlocking tab illustrating a lion standing upon the Victorian crown, the buckle measuring 58.7 mm x 94 mm when the two pieces are interlocked. Accompanied the belt is a matching white leather ammunition pouch, also dyed white and refinished on the upper with a white shoe polish, the belt fed through a patch on the pouch's reverse, the patch held firmly in place by a brass post on the bottom, inscribed in black ink "WHITERS" on the backside, the pouch designed with a weather protective flap with tab and when released from the brass post on its front and lifted up, exposes a two compartments, one large and one small, along with being marked in black ink on the underside of the flap with dual facing British Broad Arrows, with an upward pointing Broad Arrow above "W D" (War Department) below the junction of the facing Broad Arrows, the pouch measuring 132 mm x 175 mm x 49 mm overall. The belt and ammunition pouch exhibit the expect contact and wear for an item of this age, with the reinforced stitching remaining intact throughout, the brass belt buckle and reverse of the belt with traces of white shoe polish from the re-finishing process, near extremely fine.   Footnote: 468 Bugler William Whiter is acknowledged as having been with the 1st Battalion, 60th Regiment during the Red River Rebellion of 1870. He is documented as having received the Canadian General Service Medal with Red River 1870 clasp and is listed on page 38 of the "Canada General Service Medal Roll, 1866-70" by John Thyen. (C:4)
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