HESSE-DARMSTADT – TUNIC – ENLISTED MAN’S – DEPOT-ISSUED – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 115
It is a tunic from the Grand Duchy of Hessen-Darmstadt The regiment was founded in 1621. It was the oldest and most important regiment in the Hesse army It was in fact known as the Grand Duke’s Garde and was known officially as Leib-Garde (1. Grossherzogl) Nr 115. It was garrisoned at Darmstadt and attached to the XVIII. Armeekorps. The tunic is a prewar dunkel-blau (dark-blue) example, made of wool. It sports eight large silver-toned buttons edged with red piping down its center. The vent flap on the uniform’s reverse repeats the red piping and another six (three per each side of the flap) silver-toned buttons. The tunic’s collar displays red and white kragenspiegel. Its red shoulder straps are embroidered with a crowned “L” royal cypher, as is correct for the regiment. The straps are held in place by small silver-toned buttons that indicate the wearer was assigned to Kompagnie Nr 6. Both of the uniform’s red cuffs display three white litzen, each of which sports a silver-toned button. The interior features an excellent white cotton lining. Two different black depot marks have been stamped onto the liner.
This very hard-to-find, depot-issued tunic is in excellent condition. It may have only been issued once, as it does NOT feature extensive depot marks that cover a long period, (which also may be why the tunic is in such marvelous condition.) A very wonderful tunic to an elite regiment.
This is a consignment item.