17th Infantry (The Loyal Regiment). Officer’s gilt tunic button of the Edwardian era


The large sized [25mm diameter] button has the king’s crown above the roman numeral XVII within a circle with THE LOYAL REGIMENT title. The button has the back mark of Hobson of London. The title was earned by the regiment for its especially loyal service and it should not be confused with the British line infantry Loyal Regiment [the 47th Foot]. Before 1903 the regiment was titled 17th Mussulman Rajput Infantry (The Loyal Regiment). It disappeared in the reforms of 1922.

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