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1912 Pattern GRV Cavalry Officer's Presentation Sword by Wilkinson Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons

Description: This is a really first class example of a Great War era sword with two presentation etchings to the blade. The hilt is in fine order with nearly all of the plating intact and just some very minor areas of plating loss to the edge of the bowl. The shagreen and wiring to the grip is all present and correct.

The un-plated blade carries two etched presentation inscriptions (see photos and provenance below) and has minimal staining and no pitting or corrosion. The blade has been sharpened prior to active service. The blade is an excellent fit to the scabbard, it carries the Wilkinson number 48371 for (probably) 1914.

The brown leather service scabbard is in excellent order with minimal scuffing and no significant damage. This sword is also accompanied by its original sword bag that is marked FPB and QOYD.

Provenance: The blade bears to presentation inscriptions as follows:

LIEUt F.P.BARRET Q.O.Y.D FROM HIS UNCLE SIR WALTER PEACE KCMG

MAJOR W.A.C JOHNSON DWR FROM HIS UNCLE
MAJOR F.P.BARRET Q.O.Y.D’

Sir Walter Peace served as the British Agent-General of Natal province at the beginning of the 20th Century. He probably met Ghandi and was well known internationally for his commentary on the situation in South Africa at that time.

Lieutenant F.P Barret had previously served with the QOYD in the Boer war and attained the rank of Squadron Sergeant-Major. He was commissioned into the QOYD at the commencement of hostilities in 1914 and was promoted to Captain on his retirement in 1919. He was awarded the Military Cross for his service in WWI.

Major Johnson served with the Duke of Wellington’s regiment during WWII and was mentioned in despatches while swerving with this regiment during the conflict.

Full provenance available on request

Price: Final sale price withheld.

Catalogue No: ES0064

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