Object Title

MGC Old Comrade's Association Tankard

MGC Old Comrade's Association Tankard

Object Number

XVIII.921

Provenance

Purchased 20th September 2013. The seller purchased it from Ebay in the 2000s.

Physical Description

Ceramic tankard with handle, yellow in colour. Metal finish round rim. Front has Machine Gun Corps badge in black, and text (see Marks). On reverse, a classical male figure and text (see Marks).

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 122 mm (4.8 in.), width: 140 mm (5.5 in.), depth: 110 mm (4.3 in.) Weight: 505 g (1.1 lb)

Inscriptions and Marks

Front: OLD COMRADES' ASSOCIATIONA TRIBUTE TO THEGALLANTRYOF 160,500 OFFICERS & MENWHO SERVED INTHE MACHINE GUN CORPS 1915-1922and suffered 62,049 casualtiesreverse: 1967From George Wadeto his fellow machine-gunnersfaithful in comradeship andbenevolance after morethan half a century.