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Empress of India’s 21st Lancers - Large Matchbox, 1922
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Empress of India’s 21st Lancers - Large Matchbox, 1922

Measurements: 16cm (6.2in) x 11cm (4.3in) x 2cm (1in)

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Provenance:  Major C.H. Delmege, 21st (Empress of India’s) Lancers
 
Silver rectangular sleeve, centrally engraved with the regimental crowned VRI cypher over crossed lances, raised on bun feet, over wooden match tray. Maker’s mark of the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd., 112 Regent Street, London. Hallmarked London 1922.
 
Major Carfrae Hamilton Delmege (1880-1945) of Rathkaele, County Limerick was educated at Uppingham School, and was commissioned into the 21st Lancer’s from the 8th King’s Liverpool Regiment in 1900 ‘in succession to Lieutenant The Honourable R.H.L.J. de Montmorency, V.C.’. (London Gazette 17.4.1900). A member of the 21st Lancers polo team, he became Captain in 1910 and was appointed Adjutant of the North Somerset Yeomanry. He later became Major 3rd Reserve Cavalry Brigade. He married Rose Isabel de Montmorency Eccles in Dublin in 1906, and died at Whitehall Court, Westminster in January 1945.

 

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