13th Middlesex (Queen’s Westminster) Volunteer Rifle Corps Uniform Button

Over a portcullis the shield of the royal arms of the United Kingdom with a Victorian crown above. This example 23.4mm diameter in white metal. Maker mark: Samuel Brothers Ld. London.

Bronzed/subdued version
23.4mm and 16.6mm types.

Originally formed as the 22nd (Queen’s) Rifle Volunteers in 1860. Renumbered the 13th in 1880, shortly thereafter being allocated to the King’s Royal Rifle Corps as a Volunteer Battalion. Became the 16th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment in 1908.

See Westlake R. The Rifle Volunteers (1982)
Ripley, H., Darmanin D., Rifle Volunteer Buttons 1859-1908 (MHS Special Number [1996])

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