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1821P Light Cavalry Officers Sword by Wilkinson with Patent Solid Hilt 1910 with Duke of Yorks Own Lancers (Skinners Horse) and Royal Flying Corps Provenance

Description: A fine example of this pattern of sword with a very interesting WWI provenance.

The patent solid hilt has its wiring intact and there are no chips to the grips. The blade is very clean with minimal staining and just one very minor area of pitting. The blade is etched with the owners initials D M V for Dawyck Moberly Veitch.

The ‘Indian Army’ pattern leather scabbard is complete and in good order.

Also included with this sword is the owners hand written account of his escape from Dutch internment, a contemporary transcript of this account, a photograph of Veitch, along with his fellow officers, during his time with No 1 Squadron (DMV is the third in from the left on the back row) plus two folders of cuttings and other information relating to the original owner.

Provenance: Captain Dawyck Moberly Veitch, 1st Duke of Yorks Own Lancers, attached to R.F.C. was the younger son of the late Andrew Veitch, of the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank. He was
educated at Bedford Grammar School, and at Uppingham.

He was on leave in England when war broke out, and went out to France attached to the 9th Lancers early in September 1914, and in the November was transferred to the 4th Dragoon Guards. He was invalided home in December, 1914, and in January 1915 joined the R.F.C. as an Observer.

On 21 March 1915 Lt. J. C. Joubert de la Ferté and his passenger, Lt Dawyck Moberly Veitch, flying Avro 504, serial No 753 for No. 1 Squadron were hit by AA fire and forced to land in Holland. Veitch escaped from internment, returned to duty and subsequently trained as a pilot. He was killed on 8th July 1916 over the Somme battlefield while flying as a pilot for 70 Squadron.

Price: £1395 reduced from £1495

Catalogue N0 ES0096

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