The 1897 pattern Infantry officer's sword of J.A. Gibbon
The 1897 pattern Infantry officer's sword of J.A. Gibbon, Royal Engineers. The blade by Edw. Thurkle, 5 Denmark St, Soho,London is etched and polished with the crowned EVIIR cypher, regimental title and thunderflash amidst scrolling foliage together with the owner's initials J.A.G. Regulation plated guard with crowned EVIIR cypher, fishskin covered grip bound with twisted coper wire, leather dress knot. Contained in its plated dress scabbard. the blade retains much original polish, a clean sword.
Blade length 33" (83.5cms) Overall length including scabbard 40" (102cms)
James Aubrey Gibbon, RE 15.2.1884, Capt 6.1.1892, Major 12.8.1900, Lt Col RE 1.8.1908. Tirah Expedition Field Engineer to a column (3.10.1897-21.1.1898), Operations against the Khan Kel Chamkanis, medal with 2 clasps. 1914-1919 on staff as Chief Engineer 8th Army Corps, Gallipoli 15.8.1915-8.1.1916, Egypt 20.1.1916-12.2.1916, MID LG 13.7.1916, CMG 1914-1915 star, BWM and Victory medals.