Naval officers full dress coat : Lieutenant G A Hill, Royal Naval Reserve
|Title||Naval officers full dress coat : Lieutenant G A Hill, Royal Naval Reserve|
|Place made||United Kingdom|
|Date made||c 1909-1910|
|Physical description||Superfine wool; Gold bullion lace; Gilded brass; Silk; Leather|
|On display||Main building: First World War Gallery: Australia Goes To War|
Naval officers full dress coat. The double breasted blue superfine wool coat has a double row of eight buttons, and skirt tails lined with white kerseymere. The tails have concealed inset pockets of white cotton. There is a loose vertical pleat down the outside of each skirt tail with a gilt button at the waist and the bottom of the skirt. The top of each skirt has pointed blue flaps edged with gold lace, with three buttons underneath them.
The white cloth stand collar, lined with black silk, is edged with gold lace and fastened with two hooks. Each sleeve has 'wavy' gold braid rank insignia for a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve. The cuffs are slashed with white pointed cloth with three buttons, and edged with gold lace. All buttons on the coat are gilded brass and bear the crown, anchor and 'RNR' insignia of an officer of the Royal Naval Reserve.Hide
This naval officer's full dress coat was worn by Lieutenant Gerald Ashby Hill, who served in the Royal Naval Reserve.