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Predicate Object 13 Nov 2017 2017-11-13T00:00:00.000Z 2017-11-13T00:00:00.000Z 2017.100.5 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2017.100.5 Purchase 2017-07-06T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-16T01:49:28.813Z 50 World War 1/wars army felt hat with puggaree, WW1 Belonged to 57533 Trooper John Purcell Campbell Simpson, 37th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles (CMR), NZEF. classic Mounted Rifles style hat with fore and aft dented crown; NZMR puggaree with the flash on either side of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Squadron, (introduced in October 1917, see Thomas/Lord part 1 page 28) leather hat band; leather chin strap. markings: hand printed soldier id on hand band, purple ink: '57533' This hat is most likely NZ made but may well be one of the 5,000 hats brought by the NZMR brigade in January 1916. It does not have the features of an English made hat. hat, slouch
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