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A Superb Presentation GV 1897 Pattern Sword by 'Wilkinson' Complete with Research.

A superb presentation GV 1897 pattern sword by 'Wilkinson' complete with research and details of recipient. In near mint condition.

Presented to: Second Lieutenant E.G.R. MacDonnell 3rd Battalion Kings (Liverpool) Regiment. Ending up as a Captain Edward Geoffrey Randal MacDonnell died at the ge of 92 on 9th Decemebr 1981. He served in The Queen's Royal Regiment (Royal West Surrey Regiment) in the 3rd Battalion Special Reserve and 10th Battalion in Belgium, France and Italy 1915-1919.

Research pack supplied to the purchaser of this sword. Captain's E.G.R.MacDonnell's obituary mentions that he was an unassuming and sincere gentleman and that he served with the 1st Canadian Contingent from August 1914 to May 1915. H e was commissioned to the 3rd Bn (Special Reserve) of The Queen's. His service in Belgium, France and Italy was with the 10th Queen's - with whom he was wounded on the Somme in March 1918. He returned to civil life, but gave further assistance during WW2 as a Major in The Home Guard, attached to The Devonshire regiment. His two sons took regular commissions in the 15/19th Royal Hussars and The 12th Lancers. In addition, he was a loyal supporter of the regimental association and the Royal British Legion. 

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