Upcoming Auction - Saturday 5th January 2019

05/01/19

Check out lot number 1101 in our Auction this Saturday (more photos in our on-line catalogue)

An important 19th Century sword of historical value, made for a survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade, with inscription - Presented by the parishioners of Bottisham and other friends to Soame Cambier Jenyns CB Major - 13 Light Dragoons, Crimea Balaklava September 5th 1856 - with scabbard, total length 102cm.

At Balaclava Jennyns was a captain and when two of his superior officers were killed during the charge of the Light Brigade, he was in command of the 13th brigade, it was his responsibility to return the remnant of his troops to British lines, bringing nine mounted men back.
There is a memorial brass plaque on the North wall of Bottisham church Cambridgeshire .
Generally good condition, some plating loss to tip of sword and some smaller spots

 

 

 

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