108th. Regiment of Foot button circa 1861 -1870’s Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. (1706130 cu)

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Cuff or epaulet button, worn by an enlisted man in the 108 Regiment of Foot, this regiment became the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 1881.

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Description

Cuff or epaulet button, worn by an enlisted man in the 108 Regiment of Foot, this regiment became the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 1881. The button is made of brass and it is maker marked to reverse “Firman’s Ltd London”

The button measures approx 18mms in diameter. It is in excellent condition with little wear and tear. It could benefit from a light clean/polish.

The 108 Regiment was raised in 1858 as the 3rd, Madras Infantry. The 108 was absorbed into the British Army as the 108 Regiment of Foot in 1861. Finally they became the 2nd Battalion of the Inniskilling Fusiliers in 1881.

The button obverse has at its top a Victorian crown and the words “MADRAS INFANTRY” surrounding the numerals “108”

A scarce example of a button from the enlisted ranks of the 108th. Regiment. I have a few of these buttons in stock should you require more than one.