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WW1 British Officer's Uniform (MGC/tank?) and Field book

Article about: Good Day Everyone, Would someone be so kind as to provide any information with respect to the time period, officer rank, significance of the medals (4) of them this officer acquired, comment

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    Good Day Everyone,

    Would someone be so kind as to provide any information with respect to the time period, officer rank, significance of the medals (4) of them this officer acquired, comments on the style and condition of the Uniform, type of uniform, rarity of the uniform, why it has a tank patch on the shoulder and the relevance of the patch, evidently he was in the Machine Gun Corps and I assume they were just integrating the first tanks in to the battle theater at that time. The Field Service Pocket Book (1916) is signed by the officer owner of the uniform. I am interested in the approximate value of the set (uniform and book together) given the condition. There are some small moth holes in the Jacket, all the MGC metal buttons are present. The mark of the jacket and pants (on pant buttons) = J. Morton and sons Dundee. Any opinions on a monetary and historical value would be greatly appreciated. I have not commonly seen any MGC officer uniforms elsewhere. Many thanks, TGW
    TGW,
    This is a M-1903 Officers tunic with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. They changed from the cuff rank to the shoulder strap pips because in the trenches the uniforms would become caked with mud and it was difficult to ascertain one's rank. These usually go in the $600 to $800 range depending upon branch of service and if id'ed etc. A very nice tunic.

    Terry

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    Tailors often put a label inside the inside pocket of the jacket showing the client's rank/name, and date of delivery.

    Have you looked for this? This would help confirm provenance.

    It's certainly a nice uniform.

    The Heavy Branch of the Machine Gun Corps became the Tank Corps in 1917.

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    Love the leather reinforcements on the elbows!!! Too cool! If it was ID'd to an American,,you'd have me hooked!

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    luke
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    very nice interesting uniform, is it for sale??

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