An Unusual 2nd Life Guards Officer's Sword
Lot 50*
An Unusual 2nd Life Guards Officer's Sword
Sold for £812 (US$ 1,343) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Unusual 2nd Life Guards Officer's Sword
95cm blade by Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London, numbered 36370 for 1899, etched with scrolls, crowned VR cypher, regimental badge, battle honours to Tel-el-Kebir and owner's initials R.G.V.D. within a panel, hilt with steel bowl guard covered overall with leather, wire bound fish skin grip, in its field service scabbard.

Footnotes

  • The sword of Robert (Robin) George Vivian Duff.
    2nd Lieutenant The Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1897
    2nd Lieutenant The 2nd Life Guards 1900
    Lieutenant 1901
    Resigned 1907
    Rejoined 1914
    Killed in action 16th October 1914.
    Lieutenant Duff was the first Household Cavalry officer to be killed in WWI.
    Sold with further research.
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