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 £170

Estimate: £150 - £200

Captain Humphrey Willis Chetwode Lloyd, D.S.O., M.C. & Bar, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment

1897 pattern Infantry officer’s sword, blade 83cm by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London (No 46513) etched with GVR cypher, royal arms, foliage &c., plated steel hilt with GVR cypher, fish-skin covered grip with silver wire binding, in its steel scabbard, blade and scabbard with minor discolouring £150-200

Footnote

Sword sold by Wilkinson to H. W. C. Lloyd.

Humphrey Willis Chetwode Lloyd, son of Colonel W. C. Lloyd, 20th Hussars, was educated at Blundell’s School, Tiverton, and Jesus College, Cambridge. He entered the Army in 1912 and served throughout the Great War.

D.S.O. London Gazette 1 December 1914: ‘On October 19th, led an attack and effected an important lodgement in the enemy’s lines, from which he was subsequently withdrawn, as the general advance was checked. He has acted as adjutant for a month and has always volunteered and performed good work with information patrols.’

M.C. London Gazette 3 June 1919; Bar to M.C. London Gazette 30 January 1920.