WW1 British Army Body Band Circa 1915.

WW1 British Army Body Band Circa 1915.

Code: 15843

£275.00
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WW1 British Army Body Band Circa 1915.

An extremely rare piece of personal kit, being a body band made of silver grey material matching that used for the issue shirt. The band is secured by three buttons. This item was intended to prevent soldiers getting a chill to the kidneys originally an issue piece of kit, they were in short supply and the War Department put out a call for examples to be knitted and sent to the front. The ceased to be issued Circa 1917.