WW1 Highland Light Infantry Named Officer's
In very good condition, a WW1 Highland Light Infantry Named Officer's
Presentation Cross-Hilt Broadsword.
With both the owner's initials "V E G" and “Presented
to Captain V.E. Gooderson by Glasgow High School Drill Corps May,
1915” etched to the blade, Valentine Edgar Gooderson was an
officer serving with the HLI (Highland Light Infantry) during WW1.
At one point, Lieutenant-Colonel Valentine Edgar Gooderson, DSO
commanded the 18th (Service) Battalion of the HLI during WW1 after
the previous CO was injured and died. Sword made by Hawksworth of
The supremely well etched blade is in very good condition and firm
in the hilt. The hilt all good, as is the grip, as is the associated
twisted grip wire. The leather field service scabbard is sound but
with a number of scuffs / nicks to the leather.
A truly great sword with full provenance. It can be yours for
£? (too late, now sold). Please quote reference AE30 (0778).
Further / full sized images available upon request.