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 £150

Estimate: £150 - £200

Captain Stanley Cotterell Seymour Horser, 17th Battalion, Liverpool Regiment (1st Liverpool Pals) killed in action on the Somme 12th October 1916

1897 pattern Infantry officer’s sword, blade 82cm etched with GVR cypher, Royal Arms, foliage &c., and owner’s name within cartouche ‘S. C. Seymour Horser The King’s’, silver plated steel guard, GVR cypher, fish-skin covered grip bound with copper wire, blade retains almost all original finish, in associated leather covered scabbard with plated mounts £150-200


Stanley Cotterell Seymour Horser, was born 29 December 1894, son of P. G. Horser, of York Street, St.James Square, London, and educated at New College School, Oxford, and Queen’s College, Oxford, where he was in the Cricket XI in 1914 and the Hockey Team in 1913-1914. In December 1914, he received a commission in the Liverpool Pals, and later was promoted Captain. He served for some time in France, and was killed in action in the fighting on the Somme.The battalion had attacked, only to find the enemy’s wire uncut, hostile machine-gun fire taking a heavy toll of the assaulting troops. Losses on the day amounted to 10 officers and some 253 other ranks. Captain Horser has no known grave and is commemorated by name on the Thiepval Memorial.