This piece is one of the more unfortunate stories we will come across. This sword belonging to Edward Bury Grogan, a Captain of the South Staffordshire Regiment who was killed in action in Ficksburg on the 25th June 1900 aged only 35 alongside another officer is a small indecisive skirmish. Starting his career as an artilleryman Grogan spent time in the Southern Division Royal Artillery then the South Wales Borderers, it appears he was moved to the South Staffordshire a fortnight later in a career move that led to that day in Fricksberg. The sword is an 1897 pattern hilt with a Wilkinson sword blade 29951 dating it to 1890.
The sword is in overall good condition with some small sections of blackened steel on the blade. The swords scabbard is missing but comes with a slightly ill fitting scabbard that I purchased with the sword.
This sword can be yours for £325 or best offer.