Buttons


The tunic large-sized breast (25mm) and medium-sized cuff (19mm) buttons and small cap (17mm) button of King Edward’s Horse depict a King’s Crown surmounting the letters KEH.

Figure 374:  A King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks Full Dress brass tunic breast and brass cuff buttons (Ripley Ref No 420) and Officer's gilt cap button all marked Hobson & Son, London. 

The cuff button is referenced as Ripley Ref No 420 as King Edward’s Horse (The King’s Overseas Dominion Regiment) 1910-24 with a similar depiction in Ripley and Darmanin Ref No 141 who note gilt for Officers and brass for Other Ranks.

The buttons shown in Figures 374-375 and 376 have sealed backs with either fixed or floating shanks (see Figure 376). The button back marks for King Edward's Horse identified to date are Hobson & Son, London and Jennens & Co, London. Some King Edward's Horse buttons are noted as being unmarked.

Figure 375-6:  Two pairs of King Edward’s Horse Other Ranks Full Dress brass tunic breast buttons marked Hobson & Son, London and Jennens & Co, London.