Coat, Frock

A black frock coat from the NZ Staff Corps. The garment is made of wool and has a centre front opening that fastens with gold-coloured buttons that read: "NZ Staff Corps". The front has a band collar and lapels. There is a seam around the waist. The inside label reads: "Hobson & Sons" and in writing: "Capt. R.S. Matthews 7/4759". The shoulders have black wool epaulets that have a badge on each side which depicts a crown.
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This frock coat belonged to Major Robert Saxton Matthews, an Inglewood resident who was prominent in the military, serving in the Hawera Mounted Rifles, the South African War, the New Zealand Staff Corps and as an Assistant Quartermaster General. He retired in the 1920s and when he died in 1931 a Taranaki Herald obituary noted that "his kindly, courteous, and interesting personality will be greatly missed from this district where he has been held for many years in the very highest esteem."
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