Jacket, Service Dress, Highland pattern: Brigadier-General, British Army
Single-breasted open-collared service dress jacket with pleated breast pockets with flapped pockets to the round-fronted skirts. Scarlet gorget patches are sewn to the collars, decorated with gold wire oakleafs, and gilt metal Brigadier-General badges are attached to the epaulettes, together with 'GVIR' ADC insignia. The following medal ribbons are sewn above the left breast pocket: Distinguised Service Order (Bar); South Africa 1899-1902; 1914 Star (with rosette); British War Medal 1914-1920; Victory Medal; Jubilee Medal 1935; Coronation Medal 1937; Legion d'Honneur (France); Croix de Geurre (Belgium).
The uppermost button is missing from the jacket.
Association - person: the provenance of the item does not make the associated person totally clear; but the 'General Jack' references in the correspondence held in the acquisition file may possibly relate to 'Brigadier James Lochhead Jack', who served in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and West Yorkshire Regiment; in September 1918 he became GOC 28th Infantry Brigade. The military historian John Terraine later edited Jack's secretly kept wartime diaries which were subsequently published under the title 'General Jack's Diary'.
NOTE:- The awards and distinctions that appear on this service dress jacket are commensurate with the details of Brigadier-General Jack's career.