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Old 19-10-21, 05:58 AM
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Default Indian Army Bearer Corps pagri badge?

hi all
any ideas what this can be?
its probably to big to be a shoulder title as you can see an australian rising sun hat badge beside it for scale
i had it in the unknown section on this forum and i was suggested Indian Army Bearer Corps pagri badge, Indian WWI period.
can someone confirm and has anyone got any pics of it being worn?
its part of a bit of a collection im chasing so any idea on a value would also help
thanks in advance
bc
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Old 19-10-21, 10:09 AM
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Hi there - it is indeed a brass badge to the Army Bearers Corps - formed in 1901 and so probably WW1 vintage. ( Illustrated in Cox's book ) I'm not sure about value - but I don't think it will be huge - probably 30 >40 ? Hope that helps. Tim
PS Any Gurkha badges in the lot?
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Old 19-10-21, 01:48 PM
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Here is a photo :

http://durbaronline.co.uk/picts/chappt2.jpg

From a 1906 article

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The uniform of the Corps, as the illustrations show, is much the same as that of the Native Army, the distinctive differences being an Army Bearer Corps badge worn on the shoulders, and a "kukree" in place of a bayonet.
https://militaryhealth.bmj.com/conte...6/685.full.pdf

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thanks guys
i really appreciate your replies.
thanks Mike for the links, good to see another badge and in a great looking collection.
i am viewing them shortly but from the pics, there doesnt seem to be an other indian or ghurka items. but will let you know if there are and i end up with them
bc
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