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    1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q Swords

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    1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q Blades
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    • 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q Swords
    • 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q Swords for sale in United Kingdom
    • 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q Swords for sale

    Boer War 1901 Dated, 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Queen’s Bays) Dragoon Guards & Scabbard. Sn 13919. - 13919

    The 2nd (Queen’s Bays) Dragoon Guards sailed on the Orotava on 18th November 1901, and arrived in South Africa in December. In Lord Kitchener's despatch of 8th February 1902 it was stated that a brigade was being formed under Colonel the Honourable R T Lawley, consisting of this Regiment and the 7th Hussars, to operate in the Winburg district. The brigade was for some time in the north of the Orange River Colony. They took part in General Elliot's great drive in the last half of February, which was the most productive of the very numerous operations of that nature. During this drive heavy losses were inflicted on the Boers. In March 1902 Lawley's brigade was moved to Springs in the Transvaal, and on 1st April had severe fighting. In his despatch of 8th April Lord Kitchener says that Colonel Lawley sent out Colonel Fanshawe with three squadrons Queen's Bays and 30 National Scouts to make a detour preparatory to co-operating with his own advance. At 3.15 am Fanshawe surrounded a farm, where several Boers were captured; he then went on and tried to surround a laager, but the enemy were on the alert and he "was received by a very heavy fire, and realising that he was in presence of superior numbers, ordered a gradual retirement upon Leeuwkop. Close fighting then went on for several hours. The Bays, who were skilfully handled, retired steadily by alternate squadrons, whilst the Boers followed, pressing the withdrawal with the greatest determination and persistence". Leeuwkop was found to be in the enemy's hands, and Fanshawe had to make for another ridge, "where he received the timely support of the 7th Hussars and Lieutenant Colonel Lawley's guns". The Boers then fell quickly back. "In this affair, although the Bays were capably handled and displayed steadiness and gallantry in face of superior numbers, their losses were, I regret to say, heavy. Two squadron-leaders and 10 non-commissioned officers and men were killed, and 5 officers and 59 men were wounded". During the short time the regiment was in the campaign 1 officer and five non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned in Lord Kitchener's despatches. This is an original, WW1 British 1899 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword to the 2nd (Queens Bays) Dragoon Guards & Scabbard (see page 101 of World Swords By Withers). The Sword has a 33 ½” single edged, slightly curved blade with fuller (40" overall). The blade is undamaged and clean. The ricasso is marked on both sides with Enfield inspection/ proof marks and War Dept arrow and on one side is marked by the manufacturer ‘Wilkinson London’ together with ‘7 01’ date (July 1901). The back of the blade is stamped '/99' (1899 Pattern). The full bowl guard is marked on the inside with struck out issue numbers together with '2. D.G.' to the Queens Bays together with other letters and numbers (illustrated). The Sword's black leather chequered grips with 3 rivets are secure and undamaged. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and is stamped ‘V NI 337’ near to the throat. The price for this nicely marked Boer War Sword to a Cavalry Regiment that saw much action during the Boer war includes UK delivery. Sn 13919
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    £ 675
    Category:Blades
    Subcategory:Swords
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 675
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q
    Manufactured Year:July 1901
    Your reference:13919
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q Swords
    1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Q Swords
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