In VGC, a WW1 British Royal Fusiliers Officer’s Sword, 2nd Lieut. W H Castle 1915
No maker’s / retailer’s name to the ricasso / forte (typical for a war time sword bought through an army outfitters), but with the officer’ name, regiment (abbreviation) and date; “W H Castle, 7th R.F., 17-5-15”. The army list confirms W H Castle was confirmed as a second lieutenant in the Royal Fusiliers that year. As no officer with that surname and initials is recorded as killed, he obviously made it through the war. It appears that he may have been a machine gunner.