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Predicate Object 1937 1937-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1937-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1937.55 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1937.55, U027.1, W0275, W0858.1, 27 2013-08-12T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-16T00:37:32.751Z 65 Mess jacket, 18th Royal Irish Regiment, NZ Wars Major John George Butts Lieut. Colonel John George Butts, 2nd Battalion, 18th Royal Irish Regiment Born, Suffolk, circa 1840. Trained at Sandhurst and entered the 2nd Battalion 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot as an ensign in 1861. Ensign Butts came to New Zealand with the regiment in late 1863 and saw action in the Waikato at Orakau, and in the Wanganui campaign at Ketemarae, and was also stationed at New Plymouth. He departed with the regiment (the last to leave New Zealand) in 1870. Following service in India and Afghanistan Captain Butts returned to New Zealand having been invalided home and deemed unfit for further service. In New Zealand he was gazetted to the Adjutancy of Volunteers in Wellington in1887, a position he retained until the present government retrenched him in March last. In July 1890 he retired from this position, remaining in Wellington until the time of his death. Mess jacket; red cotton blend with short dense pile; front opening with hidden hook and eye fastenings; gold piping along opening edge and hem; gold beads running down front opening edge; cuff length sleeves with black cuffs and gold ribbon embellishments; short black standup collar; satin lining; hidden interior pocket at front breast; gold swirl passants, raised embroidered crown on each passant, embroidered :R on each passant, gold coloured button with lyre on each passant; 18th Royal Irish Regiment, NZ Wars Major John George Butts jacket, mess
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