A JR Gaunt London Marked Other Ranks Badge 1903 Onwards

Type 14 Other Ranks Badge.

This example of the Tiger and Rose pattern badge has a makers mark of J R Gaunt. There is one oblong sweat hole behind the Coronet and a round sweat hole behind the Rose. The slider has the words J.R.Gaunt.London stamped in letters 11mm long and just under 1mm high on the slider. 

This badge should not be confused with the common 1970’s copies which also have the J R Gaunt stamp on the slider. For comparisons of the different Gaunt makers mark, see the section on Fakes and Copies.