A gold anodized aluminium headdress badge for the Welsh Guards, portraying a leek. A slider on the reverse. Name of manufacturer impressed on the slider.
The Regiment was raised in February 1915 at the command of King George V. The initial personnel were largely raised from Welshmen serving in units across the whole Army.
The leek badge is an old Welsh device, and it is recorded that Welshmen serving the Black Prince in 1314 were identified by their wearing leeks in their caps. The device is referred to in Shakespeare's "King Henry V".