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1/4th Bn The Buffs (Royal West Kent Regiment) - George V Side Drum, 1922
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1/4th Bn The Buffs (Royal West Kent Regiment) - George V Side Drum, 1922

Measurements: Diameter: 37cm (14.5in)

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Aluminium tropical pattern cylinder, wood hoops, leather tabs and rope tensioning. Cylinder stamped ‘George Potter & Co. Aldershot’. Emblazoned by George Potter & Co, Potter’s Corner, Aldershot, with the Buffs’ dragon, over the regimental motto ‘Veteri Frondescit Honore’ (Its Ancient Honour Flourishes) surrounded by Battle Honours of the First World War. The interior of the cylinder inscribed with by a drummer, ‘Cpl. C. Post / 1/4th Buffs / Bareilly, India’. ‘Drum Fittings’ label of George Potter of Aldershot applied to the interior and visible through the cylinder breather hole. Height: 36cm (14.25in).

The 4th Battalion The Buffs were ordered to India in October 1914 as part of the Territorial Force which was used to replace regular troops required on the Western Front. In July 1915 1/4th Buffs were sent went to Aden and Egypt, whence one of their companies formed part of a composite Kent Battalion at Gallipoli. They afterwards returned to the subcontinent where they were stationed at Bareilly in northern India. The First World War Battle Honours suggest this drum was re-emblazoned by George Potter of Aldershot circa 1922.
 

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