WORLD WAR ONE US ARMY COMBAT MEDIC ARM BRASSARD:
Considerably less common than the World War Two Medic
Brassards, the World War One pattern Combat Medic Arm
Brassard differs in several ways from the later
pattern. The WWI version is made of a lighter weight
cotton material and features a red wool cross. The arm
band is 2 ¾” wide, rather than the WWII width of 4”.
The red cross on both versions is roughly the same size,
however due to the narrower band, the red cross on this
WWI version runs edge to edge on the band. These
earlier bands do not have the control number that is ink
stamped on the WWII issue bands.
This brassard is full length, has all of the original
sewn hems intact, and has the full form wool red cross
sewn to the white cotton field. The brassard shows no
use and must have been stored properly as the red wool
cross has no moth damage and still retains its bright
vibrant color. As scarce as the WWII versions are, it
was a real surprise to find this World War One Medic
Brassard in such fine condition and a pleasure to be
able to offer it here.