Shako plate, other ranks, 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot, gilding metal, 1855-1861
Gilt metal badge in the form of an eight-pointed, rayed star, surmounted by a crown, with the regimental number in the centre, encircled by a garter bearing the motto, 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense' ('Shame on Him Who Thinks This Evil').
This infantry unit was formed in 1717. It continued in service until the 1881 British Army reforms, when it became part of The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment).
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