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WW1 Sword, Military Cross Medal Group, etc. Sold

The sword, Military Cross dress medal group, binoculars and related WW1 items of Arthur Cecil Lightfoot, Sherwood Foresters.

WW1 Sword, Military Cross Medal Group, Ltd. for Capt Lighfoot, Sherwood Foresters
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What you see is what you get, a large number of items from his sword to personal correspondence from hospital from his injuries, to French postcard books, to two German dog tags, presumably taken from two of the German soldiers he and his men killed on the 31st July 1917, when they stormed an enemy position, capturing several machine guns and over 100 German prisoners, for which act he was awarded the Military Cross. His sword, as you can see, was chemically browned for active service, so may well have been at this side on that day.

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The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, well etched, with some scuff marks, etc., showing the retailer's name A. Lill & Co 1, Maddox St. W London (they retailed swords made by Wilkinson Sword), and firm in the hilt. and is firm in the hilt. The grip is missing its twisted grip wire, but that may well have happened during WW1. Everything else in good condition. Perhaps the families of the German soldiers who gave up their dog tags could be found and given these. In any event, a lot of material and even the Paris and French postcard books, binoculars, etc. are worth a good amount of money. Other items include 'Wounded Killed in Action' documentation including typewritten account of his record between March 1915 until June 1918 including several action segments including graphic accounts of warfare and casualties throughout, encounters with Zeppelin, encounters having tea with his brother who died, the Somme push, etc

One of our most interesting collections ever. Please quote our item reference number L03 (1184). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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