New Zealand WW1 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles Officers Collar Badge - Pair
A matching pair of solid bronze collar badge to a Officer in the WW1 New Zealand 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles.
The unit formed in 1911 and eventually merged with the 1st (Canterbury) Mounted Rifles in 1921.
Both collar badges are in OK condition to front. Note the right collar (when worn - left when pictured) has been repaired in the past, and strengthened to back. This has caused wear to the dark coating and some verdi gris.
To back, both have 2 D shaped Copper looped lugs in a North/South Config, and are maker impressed to "J R Gaunt, London".