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A 22nd LIGHT DRAGOONS SWORD. British 1796 pattern Light Cavalry sabre WATERLOO ERA. Ref 3945.

  • A 22nd LIGHT DRAGOONS SWORD. British 1796 pattern Light Cavalry sabre WATERLOO ERA. Ref 3945.
  • A 22nd LIGHT DRAGOONS SWORD. British 1796 pattern Light Cavalry sabre WATERLOO ERA. Ref 3945.
  • A 22nd LIGHT DRAGOONS SWORD. British 1796 pattern Light Cavalry sabre WATERLOO ERA. Ref 3945.
  • A 22nd LIGHT DRAGOONS SWORD. British 1796 pattern Light Cavalry sabre WATERLOO ERA. Ref 3945.
  • A 22nd LIGHT DRAGOONS SWORD. British 1796 pattern Light Cavalry sabre WATERLOO ERA. Ref 3945.
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A 22nd LIGHT DRAGOONS SWORD. British 1796 pattern Light Cavalry sabre WATERLOO ERA. Ref 3945.

£1,850.00
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A 22nd LIGHT DRAGOONS SWORD. British 1796 pattern Light Cavalry sabre of the type carried at the Battle of Waterloo, and throughout the Napoleonic campaigns. Manufactured by DAWES of Birmingham and stamped with their name on the back edge of blade. The blade also etched with XX11LD in a square panel.  Complete with it's original steel scabbard with two hanging rings. Original leather covered wooden grip, the grip wire binding missing. The scabbard engraved with XX11 L. D. identifies this sword as having been carried by cavalry of the 22nd Light Dragoons. The Battle of Waterloo, which took place in Belgium on June 18, 1815, marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century.  This sword could easily have played some part in NAPOLEONS defeat. Very good condition. Blade length is 33 inches. Overall length in scabbard is 39 inches. A difficult to find sword in decent condition. Ref 3945.
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note; James Anthony Wickham (1769-1854) was a solicitor in Frome, Somerset. In 1797 he raised the Frome Selwood Volunteers, the first of several troops that would eventually become the North Somerset Yeomanry Cavalry. The Frome troop amalgamated with the East Mendip Volunteers in 1804 to become the Frome & East Mendip Volunteer Cavalry commanded by Major Wickham. Stephen Middleton, who was proprietor of the Angel Inn in Frome was in the muster rolls at that time. In 1814, all of the local troops in north Somerset (including the Bath Light Horse Volunteers - Captain King's sword is illustrated on plate 21 in the very fine book by Richard Dellar - "The British Cavalry Sword 1788-1912) amalgamated to form the North Somerset Yeomanry Cavalry with James Wickham as its first lieutenant-colonel. He retired in 1830 and could rightfully be called the father of the regiment.
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