A red wool New Zealand Volunteers bugler's coat and belt. The front has six metal buttons that read "New Zealand Volunteers" and have four stars in the middle. The garment is fully lined with brown cotton. The cuffs have a band of black wool at the cuff opening and white and red braid trim. The narrow stand collar has the same combination of materials but has two metal bugle pins attached to the front. The epaulettes on the shoulders are made of red wool and they have gold letters attached that read "B", "TB" and "NZR". Next to the epaulettes there are shoulder pieces made of a wool ribbon with a red and white fringe. The ribbon is white with a repeating red crown pattern. The sleeves have a patch on each side of a gold bugle. The belt is made of white leather and has a gold clasp with a crown on it.
This coat was worn by New Plymouth man, Harold Lobb, who became a bugler in his teens. He served in France during World War I and joined the National Reserve during World War II.
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