A scarce heavy cavalry officers sword of the 21st Lancers, with patent hilt, by Wilkinson Sword, London.
The sword of Charles Lewis Robert Aspinall.
Born 14 April 1883, The son of Colonel Ralph John Aspinall of Standen Hall, Lancashire.
He was comissioned into the 21st Lancers in 1902-04.
Lieutenant RNVR (L.G. 31st December 1914)
He then transferred into the Royal Naval Air Service and later the Royal Air Force. This area of his service requires more in depth research.
Post war he was Captain of Exmouth Golf Club in the 1930s.
His two sons both served in WW2, Charles with the Royal Marines, and Colum with the Royal Horse Artillery. Sadly, Colum was killed in April 1945, just days before the end of the War.
He died at Exmouth (Devon), 27 August 1951
Regulation heavy cavalry officers hilt in good bright condition. Chequered pommel and backpiece. Chequered Gutta Percha grips in very good order, and sound with silver twistwire.
The 35.5 inch, single fullered blade by Wilkinson Sword, Pall Mall, London. Decorated with the regimental badge of the XXI Lancers, along with the battle honour "Khartoum" royal coat of arms, the original owners Griffin family crest, along with the usual floral etching with crowned ERVII cypher. The blade clean and bright, good clear etching, with some wear to the central section on both sides of the blade.
Housed in its original iron mounted leather field service scabbard. Mounts with old, cleaned pitting, some old damage to the leather.
Supplied with a digital copy of the Wilkinson Proof Ledger page for this sword, confirming the original owner.
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