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Victorian Officer's Sword, King's Royal Rifles, Officer's Initials

Victorian Officer's Sword, King's Royal Rifles, Officer's Initials

Status: Sold

Origin: United Kingdom | Culture: British

Date: 1848 - 1856

A Victorian infrantry officer's sword, marked for the Royal Rifles. This would be the King's Royal Rifle Corps.

Retailed by Landon & Morland of 17 Jermyn Street London, who were located there between 1848 and 1856.

The officer's initials "HOJ" are etched on the sword.

During the Victorian era, the Kings Royal Rifle Corps regiment raised new 3rd and 4th Battalions. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions all fought during the Indian Mutiny (1857-58).

The regiment’s North American connections were renewed in the 1860s, when 4th Battalion was sent to reinforce the Canadian frontier at a time of high tension during the American Civil War (1861-65). 

In 1860, 2nd Battalion moved to China for a year. It returned to India in 1867, this time for 14 years, including service during the Second Afghan War (1878-80). 

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