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First World War naval rating's jumper

Date made: early 20th century

Maker: unknown maker

Description: White linen top as worn by Royal Navy ratings during the First World War.

This jumper is believed to have belonged to J.W.Taggart, Royal Naval Reserve, uncle (?) of the donor. However there are no badges of rank etc visible, so possibly an early item. See other items from Taggart's naval uniform in MNH collections.

(Reference image taken in the 1990s.)

Materials: linen

Object name: jumper

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1988-1279


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