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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - September 2021

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Sale A0921 Lot 212



dated 1938, with 33 3/4in. Wilkinson-style blade with a single fuller, scroll etching and royal cyphers on each side, one side etched 'ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS', the other 'PRESENTED BY THE OFFICERS, R.A.S.C. TO LIEUT. F.A. BURRIDGE 22.3.38', ricasso with brass proved plug on one side and 'ARMY & NAVY STORES 105 VICTORIA ST LONDON S.W.' to the other, blade back etched 'MADE IN ENGLAND' and numbered '17060', nickel-plated three-bar guard with quillion, black fishskin grip bound with white metal wire, brown leather sword-knot, brown leather scabbard and black felt lined case, some flaking of the nickel on the blade and hilt, scabbard in excellent condition, wear to case, 42in. overall

Provenance: Frederick Arthur Burridge was born in Norwich in 1896 and attested for the Army Service Corps during the Great War in Gallipoli from 29 July 1915. For his services during the Great War he was Mentioned in Despatches for his services with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (London Gazette 6 July 1917), was advanced Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant, and was awarded an 'Immediate' Meritorious Service Medal. He re-enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps on 23 January 1919 following the cessation of hostilities, and was commissioned Lieutenant (Quartermaster) on 22 February 1938. He was promoted Acting Major, Extra Regimentally Employed List, in March 1940, and was shortly afterwards appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire whilst serving as an Assistant Adjutant General in the Adjutant-General's Department. He was advanced an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1946 New Year's Honours' List, and retired with the honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel on 1 September 1948.

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Estimate £200-300

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