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5th Royal Irish Lancers Painted Trophy of Arms, 1924
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5th Royal Irish Lancers Painted Trophy of Arms, 1924

Measurements: Overall: 62.5cm (24.5in) x 56cm (22.5in)



Oil on canvas depiction of the regimental device centered on the numeral 5 surrounded by the motto ‘Quis Separabit’ and centered on crossed lances flanked by heraldic crowned harps over battle honour scrolls from the War of the Spanish Succession to the Great War, and surmounted by Union flags, a crossed cavalry carbine and cavalry sword. Signed and dated ‘W.H. Seddon 1924’. Contained in a  period ebonised and gilt moulded frame decorated with shamrocks, and preserved under Verre Églomisé glass.

GS4868 Pte. William H. Seddon, 5th Lancers (Royal Irish) served in France and Flanders from 22 September 1915. The same W.H. Seddon was at the Cavalry Depot, Canterbury in 1920. The 5th Lancers were amalgamated with the 16th Lancers in 1922.