Not to put too fine a point on your answer but are you just making this up off the top of your head ???
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
08-13-2013 03:54 PM
The numbers on shoulder board buttons identified the company, not the division.
also thanks hpl
Greek militaria Mountain trooper shoulder board as stated button is a 3rd company button a stated. Nice original piece. Just a side thought wasn't the 3rd mountain division that Sep Alberger the famous Sniper and author of the book Sniper on the eatern front a part of? timothy
thank you timothy