Cap, Service

Description
A green wool peaked cap with a crown and band. The band is black and features a cap badge depicting a blue, white and red flag. Along the peak there is a solid line of gold metallic thread. The inside label reads: "Hawks & Co. Ltd./ I. Saville Ltd. W./Late 14, Piccadilly."
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This cap belonged to Major Robert Saxton Matthews, an Inglewood resident who was prominent in the military, serving in the Hawera Mounted Rifles, the South African War, the New Zealand Staff Corps and as an Assistant Quartermaster General. He retired in the 1920s and when he died in 1931 a Taranaki Herald obituary noted that "his kindly, courteous, and interesting personality will be greatly missed from this district where he has been held for many years in the very highest esteem."
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PA2004.042
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The badge on the front of the cap is that of a Petty Officer of the Union Castle Shipping Line.

- Barry O'Sullivan posted 4 months ago.

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