Service dress tunic : Sergeant J R Matthews, 7 Battalion, AIF

Collection ID REL31830.002
Collection type Heraldry
Title Service dress tunic : Sergeant J R Matthews, 7 Battalion, AIF
Object type Uniform
Maker Unknown

Custom made service dress tunic. The tunic has the colour patches of 7 Battalion on each sleeve with the brass 'A' for Gallipoli veterans. There are two brass 'AUSTRALIA' shoulder titles and four blue and one red service chevrons on the right sleeve, indicating years served. There are also three sergeant's stripes on the right shoulder. There are three metal wound stripes near the left hand cuff. The jacket fastens with five brown plastic buttons, which are also used to fasten the two breast pockets and the two lower pockets. The jacket is lined with brown cotton, whilst the inside of the sleeves is lined with white. There are a few small tears in the outer fabric of the jacket.