WW1 Named 1897 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword – Possibly Lieutenant Frank Lawson – Canadian Expeditionary Force – KIA 1916
Named WW1 1897 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword.
Interesting named WW1 1897 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword. It is named to Frank Lawson (1915) on the front of the sword hilt – see pics. The only officer by that name that I can currently positively identify was in the 56th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was wounded in action on the 10th April 1916 and subsequently died of his wounds on the 12 April 1916. There is a large amount of information here concerning the officer – https://18thbattalioncef.blog/honour-roll-of-the-18th-battalion/lawson-frank-lieutenant/. Hilt is of typical form with fishskin and silver twistwire to the grip. Blade etching is still clear with some corrosion to the end of the blade. Blade length is 32.5 inches (39 inches overall). Complete with leather field service scabbard.
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