WW1 British Royal Field Artillery Named Officer's
Wilkinson Sword, sold
In very good overall condition, the WW1 British Royal Field Artillery
Officer's Wilkinson Sword of George Emeny Newman.
George Emeny Newman, a private in the Royal Artillery's North Midland
Brigade deemed suitable as an officer, went to the Inns of Court
Officers Training Corps and came out as a 2nd Lieutenant on the
4th October 1915. Further promoted to Lieutenant at the 7th Reserve
Brigade Royal Field Artillery,which attended (supported) the 2/32nd
Sikhs. This on the 3rd December 1917, backdated to the 4th July
1917. Blade serial number 50583 for 1917.
The 35 3/16 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The hilt / guard is good but has tarnish / age, some scratches
/ very small chips. The fishskin grip good but with some age / staining,
the grip wire bindings a little loose here and there. The leather
field service scabbard is good but with age and wear, especially
to the chape / drag. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A well above average example and with full provenance. A very
good buy at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
V31 (0987). Further / full sized photos available upon request.