Brassard, British Regimental Police; Unknown manufacturer; 1914-1919; WY.2001.2....


Brassard, British Regimental Police

About this object

This is a British Regimental Police brassard or armban). It come to our collection together with an archive from Donald Sutherland McKenzie of Glenham. Most of this archive relates to Don's time serving on the Western Front, and it is possible that Don swapped this armband with a British soldier.

Born at Fortrose in 1892 to Donald and Margaret McKenzie, Don grew up on the family farm 'Rosemount' at Glenham. In 1917, Don enlisted to serve in World War One. At the time, he was working on the family farm at Glenham, and listed his father as next kin. Don served with the Otago Mounted Rifles in the 26th reinforcements.

He returned in 1918, and continued to work on the family farm. When his father passed away, Donald and his brother Kenneth took over the farm, with his sister Alice taking care of the household.


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Place Made

Europe, Great Britain

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, cotton
inorganic, processed material, metal, copper alloy, brass
inorganic, processed material, metal, nickel

Inscription and Marks

Sewn on in red felt: 'R P'


h 90 mm x w 100 mm x d 145 mm (when closed)

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War One

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Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

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