WW2 British Cavalry Officer's Sword of Capt.
A B B Moore, Sold
In fairly good overall condition, the WW2 British Cavalry Officer's
Sword, scabbard, knot and carry bag of Capt. Alick Bartley Brady
By repute (details from who we bought this from confirming this)
the sword of Capt.
Alick Bartley Brady Moore of the 6th Duke of Connaught’s
Own Lancers, then aide-de-camp to the Viceroy of India (Marquess
of Linlithgow), then aide-de-camp to Governor of Victoria, Australia
(Sir Winston Duggan).
The sword is etched to the "Army & Navy Cooperative Society
105 Victoria St London" and bears the serial number 15072 to
the spine of the blade. It is likely Alick Bartley Brady Moore bought
this when he was commissioned as a Lieutenant into the 6th Duke
of Connaught’s Own Lancers in 1933. Plenty of information
is available on the web for this officer, including of his marriage
to Joy Armitage in St Pauls Cathedral in Melbourne in 1940.
The 35 inch blade is in sound condition but has rust pitting around
the main etching area. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt overall good
but with rust patches around the edges. The grip and grip wire both
good. The leather sword knot and scabbard good for age though with
wear. The carry bag aged and with small holes and stains. The sword
sheathes and draws well.
Great to have a named officer's sword with plenty of scope for
research. Grab it quick, just £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference AC47 (0292). Further / full sized images available