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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.

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Sold Item Notice

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.

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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.

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