Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria. To coincide with the OMRS Convention (19 September 2003)

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Date of Auction: 19th September 2003

Sold for £180

Estimate: £100 - £120

Major Philip Stafford Gordon Wainman, 6th (attached 2nd Battalion) Worcester Regiment, killed in action 26th September 1915 at Loos

1897 pattern Infantry officer’s sword, blade 82cm by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London (No 35996 ) etched with VR cypher, Royal Arms, foliage &c also owners monogram ‘S.G.W.’ within a cartouche, plated steel guard with VR cypher, fish-skin covered grip bound with silver wire, and sword knot, lacking scabbard, blade with some light pitting and discoloration £100-120

Footnote

Sword sold by Wilkinson to P. S. Wainman in 1898.

Philip Stafford Gordon Wainman, born 27 September 1879, was the only son of Gordon Wainman, late Lincolnshire Regiment, of Northallerton, North Yorks. Educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh and atSandhurst. Gazetted to the 1st Battalion Worcester Regiment in 1898, he served in the South African war 1900-1902, receiving the Queen’s & King’s medals. He resigned his commission in 1909, and on the outbreak of war he was attached to the 6th Battalion of his regiment, but on 1 October 1914, was sent to France along with five other officers as replacements for the heavy casualties already suffered. He commanded a company at Gheluvelt on 29 October 1914, and was MID by Sir John French. He was killed in action at the Battle of Loos on 26 September 1915, having once more been mentioned, and had just before his death been promoted to Brevet Major.