WW2 Glosters Infantry Officer's Sword of
Capt. E Jones, POW, sold
In good condition, the WW2 / George V Glosters (Gloucestershire
Regiment) Infantry Officer's Sword of Capt. E Jones, POW.
Serial number 63540, sold by Wilkinson on the 24th August 1932
to E. Jones of the Glos Regt. This sword was the property of Capt.
E Jones who was captured during WW2 defending the retreat at Dunkirk
diary can be found here - more
on the defense of Cassel 26th - 27th May 1940 including his POW
map can be found here). Further research possible / required.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in good condition, some light speckling,
etching still clear, firm in the hilt. The hilt with some tiny specks
of rust to the edge and inside of the bowl guard. The fishskin grip
has faded a little; the twisted grip wire bindings mostly good,
some lesser strands a little astray on some turns. The scabbard
with small rusts spots along most of each side, but still very sound.
The sword sheathes and draws well.
100% provenance and a golden opportunity for further research.
Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
P54 (0244). Further / full sized images available upon request.