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Shako, 68 Light Infantry

Officer's Shako, 68th Light Infantry, 1869-1878. This officer's Full Dress shako (hat) is made from cork covered with dark green cloth and gold braid. The peak is made from black patent leather. The shako plate (badge) is a gilt, crowned laurel wreath with the number '68' within a curled bugle horn. When this shako was introduced, Light Infantry officers wore their shakos topped by a falling green horsehair plume. The dark green worsted ball was introduced in 1874. This shako belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Harpur Green, who commanded the 68th Light Infantry during the New Zealand War. Acc No: 676

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Shako, 68 Light Infantry is an object from the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Collection.

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