Shoulder Titles


Shoulder Titles Shoulder Titles
The Sealed Pattern card for the King Edward's Horse shoulder title is held by the Imperial War Museum.  

Figure 349 shows the front and rear of a pair of the King Edward's Horse shoulder titles in gilding metal with copper loops.

Figure 349: A pair of shoulder titles of the King Edward’s Horse in gilding metal with copper loops circa 1910-1924.

Maker marked shoulder titles for King Edward’s Horse have not been encountered nor examples with coffin-shaped lugs. The shoulder titles were worn with a brass backing plate under the tunic on the Service Dress uniform when shoulder scales were not being worn (Figure 350).

Figure 350: A pair of shoulder titles of the King Edward’s Horse in gilding metal with copper loops and brass backing plates circa 1910-1924.

A cloth slip-on shoulder strap title with a straight K.E.H. over a semi-circular K.O.D.R. embroidered in white on khaki background was approved by the Army Clothing Department on 13/9/1916 as Pattern No. 9114/1916 with the Sealed Pattern card held by the Imperial War Museum. There is no photographic proof to show that this cloth shoulder title was ever issued or worn. The existence of a Sealed Pattern card for a cloth shoulder title for the Essex Yeomanry is also noted as never having been issued and worn (Michael Wood, personal communication).