Other rank's trousers : German Army

Accession Number RELAWM05403.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Cotton twill; Alloy; Wool
Maker A Prous
Place made Germany: Prussia
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

German Army other rank's field grey wool trousers (tuchhose) with narrow scarlet piping running down the outer seam of both legs. There is a welt pocket with a buttoned diagonal slit opening in the front of both hips, and another small welt pocket on the front right side, between the larger pocket and the fly. It has a small wool loop above it. The concealed buttons on the fly and the ones on the waistband for braces are made from grey pressed alloy metal. Across the back of the waistband, from side seam to side seam, is a self fabric adjustment belt with a black painted buckle. The inside waistband, fly and pocket bags are made from cream cotton twill. The inside waist is stamped in black 'B.A.I. / 1918', and in purple 'A PROUS / Schgeldermeister/ Konigsberg L. Pr.', '76 92 / 109 104'.

History / Summary

Collected on 8 August 1918 by 5 Division Salvage Company, AIF. Archive records indicate that the unit was stationed at Hangy-Fronville on that day. A representative visited and inspected the captured area around Warfusee, Lamotte, Bayonvillers, and noted the salvage for collection. The unit received instructions to move to Villers Bretonneux at the end of the day. Refer to file AWM26 567/2.