British stoneware rum jar, 1 gallon. (WW1)
Used during the War 1914/1918) by the British and Canadian soldiers in the trenches to supply with rum the first lines before their attempts of assaults.
Marked « SRD » with black paint or stamped, these initials stood with SUPPLY RESERVE DEPOT, the Logistic Department of the Royal Navy in charge of supplying the troops with rum during this period.
Both of these jars are stamped by different and numerous British or Scottish factories.
More than 100 years old, and still in perfect condition (9 pieces on stock)
Found in France in a farm at St Valery sur Somme. Size: H 32cm (13 inches), Diameter 17cm (7 inches).NB: The most common jars are of 1 gallon. Those of 1/2, generally used by Officers are difficult to find, as for those of 2 galons, they are practically untraceable.