In very good condition, George V Scottish Gordon Highlanders Named Officer’s Broadsword, WW2 KIA
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Etched to J L White (John Lindsay-White), Gordon Highlanders and George V. No maker’s / retailer’s name but serial number 12581 to the blade’s spine. We have found very little about John except he was killed (body never found) in Burma (Myanmar) fighting the Japanese in World War Two (and that he was from Clapham);
J L WHITE, Lieutenant 281971, 116th (9th Bn. The Gordon Highlanders) Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. SEAC. Died 14th February 1945. Son of Robert William and Elsie M. Lindsay-White, of Clapham. No known grave. Commemorated on Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. Face 2.
He clearly left his sword in Clapham when he went off to serve King and Country.
The 32 1/2 inch supremely grey etched quality blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt with a slight opaque tarnish (a good metal polish would remove) is in very good condition also. Black fishskin grip and associated grip bindings are good. The scarlet hilt insert has a couple of small moth holes and some age but is good, as is the Royal Blue tassel. The leather field service scabbard has a few scuffs but is good (we gave it some leather balsam so it may be a little tacky to the touch). The sword sheathes and draws well.
A sensational sword in well above average condition. Trust us, it is an absolute bargain at was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference X78. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1341-121x18x16 (2.404).