Shoulder strap : 16 Battalion, AIF, Bloody Angle, Gallipoli

Collection ID RELAWM07839.010
Collection type Heraldry
Title Shoulder strap : 16 Battalion, AIF, Bloody Angle, Gallipoli
Object type Heraldry
Maker Unknown

Remains of a shoulder strap from an Australian tunic, including the button hole. The strap has holes and a layer of dried mud over most of it. There are three attached badges and a further loose badge reading '16 / INF / AUSTRALIA'. The two numeral badges each have two lugs and are attached by small split pins; the 'INF' badge has two lugs, with a small split pin; the 'AUSTRALIA' shoulder title is loose from the strap and has two lugs, but only one small split pin still in oneof them. All the badges are coated with verdigris and have the remains of dried mud wedged in some of the letters and numbers. In some sections the woollen fabric of the strap has worn away showing the buckram interfacing beneath it.