Remains of shoulder strap : 16 Battalion, AIF, Bloody Angle, Gallipoli

Collection ID RELAWM07839.006
Collection type Heraldry
Title Remains of shoulder strap : 16 Battalion, AIF, Bloody Angle, Gallipoli
Object type Heraldry
Maker Unknown

Remains of a tunic shoulder strap showing some of the buckram interfacing where the outer woollen fabric has come away. The item has loose brown cotton threads wrapped around it in parts. Four oxidised brass badges are attached to the strap which combine to read '16 / INF / AUSTRALIA'. The two numeral badges each have two lugs and are attached by small split pins. The 'INF' badge has two lugs, but no split pin. The 'AUSTRALIA' shoulder title has two lugs, with the remains of a split pin still in one lug. The badges have verdigris and remains of dried mud.