The sword of Alfred Cummins Wood, who, according to the London Gazette of 26th of August 1884, was commissioned into the "9th Lancashire (Liverpool Press Guard), Alfred Cummins Wood, Gent., to be Lieutenant.
Dated 27th August, 1884."
The Liverpool press guard, or the 80th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers, as they were also known, were formed in 1861 from the employees of the newspaper and printing trades. They became the 9th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment in 1908.
A very clean sword, with bright legible etching, by Hobson and Son.
32.75 inch blade.
All shagreen present, but the twistwire is absent.
Housed in its correct steel scabbard with two hanging rings, which has been painted black.
An interesting sword, with plenty of research potential.
Strictly over 18's only.
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