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1/7th BN (Robin Hood Rifles) Sherwood Foresters Commanding Officer’s Uniforms and Medals.
A rare and important Regimental Grouping worn by Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Atkinson Walton TD, who along with his brother Captain Harold Henry Walton MC (K.I.A. 13/10/1915)both served as pre Great War Territorial Officers with the Robin Hood Rifles Notts & Derby Regiment. It is evident from this grouping that Lt. Col Walton would keep is brothers memory alive by wearing some of his uniform in the post Great War years.
Medal Group: 1914/15 Star, (2. LIEUT A.A. WALTON NOTTS & DERBY R), British War Medal, Victory Medal (MAJOR A.A. WALTON), GVR Jubilee Medal, GVI Coronation Medal, Territorial Decoration (GVR)Mounted as originally worn. .... Accompanied by corresponding miniature medals mounted as originally worn.
Officer’s Astrakhan Cap. A very fine example tailored by Hawkes of London. Complete with Regimental pattern silvered Maltese pattern Cross, surmounted by a crown mounted onto a black mohair boss. The interior with leather sweatband and crimson silk lining, with gold embossed tailor’s stamp. Complete with chinstrap. .... Contained in original Japanned storage tin the lid with brass engraved name plate “Arthur A Walton Esq The Robin Hood Rifles”. Superb Condition.
Officer’s Torin style field service side cap. Green melton cloth with silver cord piping and mounted with a small size Regimental Cap badge. Hawkes stamp to the interior.
Full Dress Rifles pattern tunic of dark green melton cloth Black mohair cords with drop loops to each breast and to the silver cord epaulettes Lieutenant Colonel Rank insignia. The left breast with provision for medals.
A Similar Full Dress Rifles pattern tunic, this example with tailor’s label of Hawkes and ink name “H.H. Walton”.
Regimental pattern Patrol Tunic. Dark green melton cloth, tailored with stand collar and both chest and waist pockets. To the left breast medal ribbons of the 1914/15 Star, BWM, VM, 1935 GVR Jubilee Medal, TD. Complete with Lieutenant Colonel Territorial rank insignia. Tailors label with ink name “H.H. Walton”
Mess Jacket of universal pattern, dark green melton cloth with black silk collar, this mounted with Regimental pattern collar badges. To the silver loop shoulder straps, Lt.Col bullion rank insignia. Tailors label with ink name “H.H. Walton”.
Two pairs of overalls, one set with black lace line.
The overall uniform condition is near VGC, with some minor surface moth to both pairs of overalls
Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Atkinson Walton TD along with his brother Harold Henry Walton lived at the Manor House Chilwell Nottinghamshire, they were both commissioned into the Robin Hood Rifles on the 1st January 1914 and both visited Hawkes the tailors to be measured for their new uniforms. They embarked for France on the 28th February 1915. Harold was promoted to Captain, he was lightly wounded on two occasions and was Killed in Action on the 13th October 1915 at Loos. He was awarded the MC for gallantry at Ypres earlier in the year. Arthur remained with the Regiment and on the morning of the 1st July 1916 on the Somme as Captain Commanding C Company stood with his men waiting for the whistle to go over the top to sound. Later in the day he would be wounded. Returning to the Regiment, by 1918 he was promoted to Acting Major. After the war he took a more active part in the Robin Hood Rifles, reverting to Captain he was once again promoted Major in 1929 and Lt Col. Commanding in 1935, this rank he would hold until 1938
Code: 50597Price: 2800.00 GBP