Victorian Military Forces uniform (1893-1901), attributed to Surgeon-Major (later Colonel) David John Williams, includes pith helmet with Victorian Military Forces helmet plate 1893 (38mm, Grebert p188) with 7-pleated puggaree, leather and brass chinstrap, liner and leather sweatband and maker's label, 'Made In England/For/A.Bowley & Co/Melbourne', together with a japanned metal helmet storage tin on which is painted in red the name, 'Col Williams.', inside the tin is an unused brass helmet spike, helmet brass ventilation top piece, gilt metal plume holder and an officer's dress uniform pip (this has come loose from the uniform listed below); also red dress officer's uniform with bullion on collar, wrists and epaulettes (missing rank badge crowns) and with buttons for Victorian Military Forces 1893-1901 (by Rowley & Co, Melbourne), also waistcoat and trousers and purple waist band with tassel, together with a similar mess dress jacket and with a later pair of trousers not part of original uniform as they have a label, 'C.G.F.C. Australia 1960 D(upright arrow)D'. The helmet with some foxing on top ventilation fitting and a few light smudges, otherwise very fine, the uniform with some moth holes, white spotting and some damage to bullion decoration, otherwise fine - very fine. (lot)
Most items above carry small paper tags to indicate that they are ex Surgeon Major later Colonel David Williams. They were acquired from Christies Auctions Lot 319, some of their tags attached, but the date is unknown.
Surgeon Major David John Williams awarded Volunteer Officer's Decoration Vic GG No.13 1/2/1895, p456.