Rare Collection of Officers Uniform Attire Up For Auction
A rare collection of Victorian officers uniform attire recently discovered in a house in Plymouth will be coming up for auction this month.
The red scarlet ceremonial wares were part of King’s Royal Irish Hussars. These brave soldiers were involved in the Crimean War, and on 25 October 1854 part of the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade led by Lord Cardigan.
The collection includes a Sabretache, two flap pouches, each with red cloth having embroidered Victorian crowned VR cypher with a lion above and winged harp to the centre, shamrock wreath and battle honours, also two cross belts, buckles and other items, all framed within a glazed frame, 87cm x 61.50cm
The group was formerly the property of Lieutenant Colonel Moul (William Vincent Moul 1865 – 1951). Moul had a long and distinguished army career. He was an Officer in the Cheshire Regiment and served in South Africa, India and Burma, after his first retirement he served in the Great War and then went on to Ireland to help oppose the troubles. He was also sent to Ireland to locate the renegade Sir Roger Casement and escort him back to London. Before Casement’s subsequent execution he gave his bejewelled personal pistol to Colonel Moul who for many years kept it among warlike relics at his home in Looe. Moul was also assistant to the provost Marshal at the Dublin garrison, during the Easter Uprising 1916. He was awarded various medals relating to Burma 1887 and the Boar War 1899.
Lot 173 – 9th June Auction – Estimate £500 to £700