badge, unit, British, battalion patch, 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment
Red rectangle with three vertical black bars in the centre.
Worn on the back of the collar. This badge indicates that the battalion was the 3rd most senior in the brigade. The original 11th Division scheme worn at Suvla 6/7th August 1915 used 3 red bars on the back 1 inch below the collar. Officers of 8th battalion wore a red square on the back of their jacket.