An 1821 Pattern Light Cavalry office's Presentation sword
An 1821 Pattern Light Cavalry office's Presentation sword of the Bengal Artillery. The blade is etched and polished with crowned VR cypher, regimental title and device amidst scrolling foliage, together with "A.T. WALLACE FROM Lt Coln DONNELL". Regulation steel triple bar guard and gripstrap, the grip covered in fishskin and bound with twisted copper wire. Contained in its steel dress scabbard.
Blade length 35¼" (90cms) Overall length including scabbard 42¼" (107cms)
Thomas Donnelly cadet for Bombay Infantry 1819, served several regiments, Lt Col Deputy Adjt. General Bombay Army 1.05.1848. Alexander Thomas Wallace, Bombay cadet 157, Lieut Bombay Artillery 27.08.1858. Together with research papers.