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Old 16-11-22, 06:46 PM
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i have come into possession of a brass button from the 15 Loodianah Sikhs but can find no trace of it. I believe it to be from Victorian days as it previously belonged to the grandfather of a WW2 veteran

Can anyone help

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Old 16-11-22, 07:09 PM
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Link to an example at The National Army Museum.

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail....13-10-20-37-37

Regards Simon
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Old 19-11-22, 08:10 PM
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As this thread started with an inquiry about an Indian button, I would like to show a couple more that I cannot find any reference to. Both were made by Ramsey & Co of Calcutta and presumably for and Indian unit, but which?
Thanks to Simon’s lead link to the N.A.M., I had a good search through there but got nowhere. The three gun button I think would be an Artillery unit (although the Indian Military Academy has a similar button) and the other, a single gun (which may be a multi barrel machine gun or an even older type of Gun with iron staves wrapped around the barrel). The three trees with a sun-burst above has me beat! Finally, the Nepaul artillery also has me beat. I went to the Nepalese Army site but apart from their showing the button (as per mine) I find no other information reference badges etc. Please, can anyone help or point me in the right direction?
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Old 19-11-22, 11:20 PM
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As this thread started with an inquiry about an Indian button, I would like to show a couple more that I cannot find any reference to. Both were made by Ramsey & Co of Calcutta and presumably for and Indian unit, but which?
Thanks to Simon’s lead link to the N.A.M., I had a good search through there but got nowhere. The three gun button I think would be an Artillery unit (although the Indian Military Academy has a similar button) and the other, a single gun (which may be a multi barrel machine gun or an even older type of Gun with iron staves wrapped around the barrel). The three trees with a sun-burst above has me beat! Finally, the Nepaul artillery also has me beat. I went to the Nepalese Army site but apart from their showing the button (as per mine) I find no other information reference badges etc. Please, can anyone help or point me in the right direction?
I think they are Buddhist prayer wheels rather than trees on the first two buttons. I have seen a line drawing of a button similar to the third one [but without the gun] which was identified as the Escort to the British Resident in Nepal [not Gurkhas of the Indian or Nepalese armies].
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Old 20-11-22, 12:47 PM
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Could the first two buttons be from Siam / Thailand?
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Old 20-11-22, 11:57 PM
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Thanks btns for a new lead to follow!. Unfortunately, as happens in many cases, trying to track down information on a small country’s military history, specially the badges and devices on their uniforms can prove most exasperating. I did find quite a lot of information on the struggles both military and political, endured by the Siamese/Thais in their not too distant past.
With “Prayer Wheels” being mentioned in an earlier post in this thread, I even tried to track my buttons to Tibet, unsuccessfully!
So what is next? Has anybody had reactions with writing to the “National Army Museum”? I have tried museums before years ago but sometimes did not even get the courtesy of a reply. I welcome any help. Best regards, D.J.
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