Pair of naval officer's full dress epaulettes : Lieutenant G A Hill, Royal Naval Reserve
|Title||Pair of naval officer's full dress epaulettes : Lieutenant G A Hill, Royal Naval Reserve|
|Maker||Matthews & Co, Naval Outfitters|
|Place made||United Kingdom|
|Date made||c 1909-1910|
|Physical description||Gold bullion wire; Gold bullion lace; Gilded brass; Brass; Silk; Leather; Silver bullion|
|On display||Main building: First World War Gallery: Australia Goes To War|
Pair of naval officers full dress epaulettes lined with black leather stamped in gold with the manufacturer's details. The area that the epaulette rests on the end of the wearer's shoulder is made from padded blue silk. Each epaulette has a brass slide underneath the strap and a gilded brass Royal Navy officer's button on top of the strap to secure it to the coat. The slides are stamped 'RIGHT' and 'LEFT'.
This pair of naval officer's full dress epaulettes was worn on the full dress coat by Lieutenant Gerald Ashby Hill, who served in the Royal Naval Reserve. They were worn for parade or other ceremonial occasions when full dress was required.