© "GOLDEN AGE BUTTONS":  INDIAN ARMY

The lists are now updated on a day-to-day basis - not just at the end of each month.

There is a general information section at the bottom of the menu page for uniform buttons, and a
“How to Order” section on the Home Page of the website.       

References:  Gwen Squires "Uniform Buttons: a Guide for Collectors" [GS] and Neville Poulsom
"Buttons of the Indian Army - Volume IV" [NP4]

INDIAN ARMY

Auxiliary Force Medical Corps [1920 on].Name in arch around “GRI” and two serpents

Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £1.50


Bengal Lancers.
"BL" script letters, on crossed lances, Imperial Crown [GS 41-1]

Brass, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £9.50

Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £3.50


Bengal Staff Corps [1890-1901]. Name around "VR" cypher, QVC [GS 41-19]

[Backmarks: “J.W.Reynolds & Co. 50 St.Martins Lane, London”]

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £9.50


Bombay Volunteer Rifles.  Name around KC above bugle
White metal, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £3.50


Dehra Dun Mounted Rifles.  Crossed rifles below horse's head on torse
Silver plated, two-piece convex, 16.5 mm. £6.00

East Indian Railway Volunteer Rifles [1869-1917].Name around shield, QVC
Silver plated, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £7.50

Hyderabad Volunteer Rifles. Name around KC and tied bugle

Silver plated, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £4.50 

Indian Army Ordnance Corps [KC].  Name below three cannon in shield, KC
Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £4.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 16.5 mm. £1.50

Indian Army Service Corps [1903-22].  Name and KC around "GRI" cypher [cf.GS 42-29]
Brass, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50

Indian Army [Unattached Officers] [QV]. Large QVC in scalloped border [cf. GS 42-9]
Brass, two-piece convex, 26 mm. £7.50

Indian Army [Unattached Officers]. ”ERI” linked letters and KC, wreathed
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 20 mm. £1.50

Indian Army [Unattached Officers]. ”ERI” linked letters below KC, without wreath
[Backmarks: “M.M. Co. Ld” and “C”]
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

Indian Army [Unattached Officers][GVI]. Name around KC & unlinked "GRI"[cf.GS 42-8]
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £1.50

Indian Army [Unattached Officers]”GRI” unlinked letters and KC, wreathed
Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50  
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £0.75 

Indian Army [Unattached Officers] [GV].  Name around KC & linked "GRI" [GS 42-8]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £0.75

Indian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. “IEME” below motto around star, wreathed, KC [BL76 15-19]
Brass, two-piece convex, 20 mm. £1.00

Indian Engineers.Name below raised five-pointed star
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

Indian Medical Service [Type 1]. Name around “VRI” cypher on star, QVC

Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £4.50

Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £3.50

 

Indian Medical Service. Name around “VRI” cypher, on star, Imperial Crown

Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £7.50


Indian Medical Service. Name around “ERI” cypher, on star, KC [cf.GS 42-7]
Brass, two-piece convex, 17.5 mm. £2.50


Indian Medical Service [GV].  Name around linked "GRI" cypher, on star, Imperial Crown [GS 42-7]
Brass, two-piece convex, 23.5 mm. £4.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 16.5 mm. £1.50


Indian Medical Service
[GV]. Name & KC around linked "GRI", on star [cf. GS 42-7]

Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £4.50

Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £1.50


Indian Medical Service. Name around unlinked “GRI” cypher on star, Imperial Crown

Backmarks: “Pitt & Co. 31 Maddox St. London”

Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £7.50


King George’s Own 8th Light Cavalry.
“8” on crossed lances, KC

Silver plated ball, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £7.50


Kumaon Rifles [1923-1945]. “KR” above bugle with squared tied bow [TBC]

Horn, one-piece convex, 18 mm. £2.50


Madras Pioneers [Type 1].Crossed axes below KC [GS 42-3]

Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.50


Probyn’s Horse [5th King Edward VII’s Own Lancers]. Name below plumes & lances

Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £6.00 

 

Punjab Light Horse. Ornate script “PLH” below Imperial crown

Backmarks: “Hobson & Sons, Lexington St. London”

Nickel, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £6.00 

[Sources: BL 48 p.24-466] [slight dent in back]


Royal Deccan Horse [1923-1947]. Name below Royal motto around “RDH” on lances,KC

Backmarks: “J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. London, Eng’d”

Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £6.00


Royal Indian Army Service Corps. Name around unlinked GRI cypher[GS 42-29]
Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50


Southern Provinces Mounted Rifles.
"SPMR" below bugle.

Nickel, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £4.50 [average condition]


Supply & Transport Corps
[GV]. Name around "GRI" linked cypher, KC [cf. GS 42-6]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £2.50


Supply & Transport Corps
[Mess].Name around "GRI" linked cypher, KC [cf. GS 42-6]

Brass mounted, two-piece convex, 12 mm. £2.50


Surma Valley Light Horse
[Type 1].“SVLH" in script letters below Imperial Crown

Nickel, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £12.50

Nickel, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £4.50

1st Punjab Regiment [1923-47]. Dragon wearing King’s Crown [GS 42-19]

Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £7.50


2nd Punjab Regiment [1923-47].  Name around "2" below KC [GS 42-20]
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £4.50

 

5th Maharatta Light Infantry [Type 2]. "5" in stringed and tied bugle, KC 

Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £4.50
 

7th [Duke of Connaught’s Own] Rajputs. Name around KC, lion and “7”

Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £7.50

 

7th Light Cavalry [1923-47]. "7" on crossed lances, KC 

Backmarks: “J.R. Gaunt & Son Ld. London, Eng’d”

Nickel, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £4.50  


7th Rajputs Regiment
[1923-1947].  "Rajputs" in ribbon below "VII", KC
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 19.5 mm. £2.50

8th Punjab Regiment [1923-47].  Large figure "8" [GS 42-24]
Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £7.50


9th Hodson’s Horse.
“9” and “HH” in quadrants of crossed lances

Brass, two-piece convex, 20 mm. £7.50


9th Jat Regiment.
Name in scroll below "IX", KC

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £2.50.

11th Sikh Regiment [1923-47]. "Sikhs" inside plain band, KC [DOC 44]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 20 mm. £3.50 [wear]
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 15 mm. £1.50 [wear]


14th Punjab Regiment.  Name below "14" in 5-pointed star, KC [GS 42-26]
Brass, two-piece convex, 22.5 mm. £6.00

 

15th Bengal Infantry [Ludhiana Sikhs]. “Ludhiana Sikhs" around "15", KC 

Backmarks: “Hobson & Sons, Lexington St. London W”

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50  


15th Punjab Regiment. "15" above "Punjab", inner border 

Backmarks: None

Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £4.50  


16th Lucknow Regiment.Name around "16" in circle

Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £4.50

16th Seringapatam Regiment of Artillery.  Name & "AVA" with QVC around "XVI".
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £3.50

22nd Punjab [Bengal] Native Infantry [f.1864]. Name with “Punjab” around wreathed “22”, QVC
[Backmarks: “Jennens & Co. London” with plumes trademark]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £12.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £6.00

22nd Punjab [Bengal] Native Infantry [f.1864]. Name with “Punjaub” around wreathed “22” and QVC

[Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. London”]

Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £6.00


GURKHAS

 

Brigade of Gurkhas. Crossed kukris [HR 569]
Horn, one-piece convex, 17.5 mm. £1.00


Gurkha Engineers
 [1948 on]. Grenade above kukris and “Ubique”

Brass, one-piece flat, 20 mm. £1.00


Gurkha Rifles, 2nd Prince of Wales’
[Sirmoor]. Plumes above crossed kukris [NP4 87]

Horn, one-piece convex, 24 mm. £4.50


Gurkha Rifles, 2nd King Edward VII’s Own
[Type 2].“ERI” cipher above crossed kukris, KC [HR2] 446]

[Backmarks: None]

Horn, one-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Gurkha Rifles, 2nd King Edward VII’s Own [Type 3].“ERI” cipher above crossed kukris, KC

[Backmarks: None]

Horn, one-piece ball, 18 mm. £2.50


Gurkha Rifles, 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own. Large “3” above crossed kukris [NP4-89]
Horn, one-piece convex, 28 mm.
£4.50

 

Gurkha Rifles, 6th. “6” below crossed kukris

Horn, one-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.50


Gurkha Rifles, 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own.
"6" below crossed kukris & QC[HR2] 448]

Horn, one-piece convex, 18 mm. £1.00


Gurkha Rifles, 7th Duke of Edinburgh’s Own. “PP” cypher, coronet, “7” and kukris [HR2] 450]

Horn, one-piece convex, 18 mm. £1.00
Horn, one-piece convex, 13 mm.
£0.75


Gurkha Signals
[1958 on]. Hermes & QC above crossed kukris [HR 574]
Horn, one-piece convex, 24 mm. £1.00


Gurkha Transport Regiment, Queen’s Own. 
“EIIR” cipher and name around kukris

Horn, one-piece convex, 18 mm. £0.75