London Irish Rifle Volunteers
This jacket was worn by Colonel Sir William Charley of Seymour Hill, Dunmurry, who was a officer of the London Irish Rifle Volunteers. The jacket is fashioned from grey cloth with green collar and cuffs. The stand up collar has dark green piping, looped braid all round and three embroidered shamrocks in silver thread on each side. There are eight buttons on the front, green piping on the front edges, and a sword belt hook at the waist on left side. The cuffs have an austrian knot in light braid. There are two buttons on the waist behind, and two pockets concealed in the tails. There is a pocket inside left breast. The buttons are bronzed and inscribed with a crowned harp on the inside. The London Irish was raised in 1859 as the 28th Middlesex (London Irish) Refle Volunteers. The regiments name has been changed a number of times over the years.
coat : cloth, buttons : bronzed
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