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George V British Coldstream Guards Officer's Sword, Sold

In overall sound condition, a George V British Coldstream Guards Officer's Wilkinson Sword, Captain Nigel Graham.

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Sold Item Notice

Serial number 58214 for 1919, this sword was bought and owned by Captain Nigel Graham, Coldstream Guards, wounded in WW1. Full details further below.

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The 32 1/2 inch levee (dress weight) blade is in generally good condition save for the tip area which has plenty of patina. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard with some rust patches but overall good. The grip is generally good but a lot of the twisted grip wire has gone. The leather field service scabbard is sound except for damage half way down (covered with tape). The sword sheathes and draws well.

Genuinely nice sword with provenance (the Wilkinson sales ledger confirms it was sold to Capt N Graham. On sale for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AD04 (0403). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

GRAHAM, Nigel; 3rd Bn; 2/Lt. 30-9-11; Lt. 7-3-13; To 1st Bn 10-14; wounded 5-11-14 at Veldhoek. He gained the rank of Captain at the end of WW1.

Captain Nigel Graham was born on 8th July 1893. He was the son of Donald Graham and Gertrude Lawrence Clara Dunsterville. He married Lilian Mary Croft, daughter of Francis Edgar Croft and Zoë Bromley, on 28 January 1915. He and Lilian Mary Croft were divorced in 1939. He died on 25 November 1976 at age 83 at Nairobi, Kenya.

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