A Royal navy bicorn hat and epaulettes made by Walton of Gosport in a fitted japanned tin box. The property of L.J Pitcairn Jones R.N. (Commander Lewis John Pitcairn Jones D.S.C) No. 294819. Box measures 46cm x 23cm x 23cm.
The name Pitcairn of the famous Pitcairn Islands derives from a young midshipman by the name of Pitcain who first sited the Islands. The Captain of the ship named them Pitcairn in his honour. The Pitcairns were a very famous family involved with the American civil war.