Wednesday 22 October 2014

Bradford Pals Clothing Contracts - part 2

Following on from last weeks blog further clothing contracts for the Bradford Pals Battalion were announced the following week.

"The whole of the serge for the jackets and trousers is Bradford made and the lustre lining and the other linings such as greatcoats linings etc are from Bradford houses. The puttees are made in Bradford. The Buttons - a very great source of difficulty, have been specially made to Government pattern by a Bradford firm. The Battalion has been specially measured, and an interesting feature is that on  a 5ft 6in standard only about 120 would be under height, the average height of the Battalion being 5ft 3 1/2in. It is expected to completely clothe the battalion in 10 to 14 days."
  • Greatcoats - Messrs Wright, Burrows and Co Huddersfield
  • Jackets and Trousers - 
    • Mr David Murie, Bradford
    • Mr R Mettrick , Guiseley
    • Messrs Miller, Raynor and Hayson Ltd, London
    • Messrs George Brown and Son, Bradford
  • Puttees - Messrs Fox and Todd, Bradford
  • Regulation Army caps - Messrs Brown, Muff and Co Ltd, Bradford

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