sword; presentation

Description
Presentation sword in brown leather scabbard given to James Fitz Morris by his friends in the Polmont area. The blade is etched with military symbols and a GVR monogram. The basket hilt, bearing the letters EIIR, was added for use by James Adam, nephew of James Fitz Morris, in the British Army stationed in Germany after the Second World War.
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engraving:side:"PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN JAMES F. MORRIS, R.A.F./ BY HIS FRIENDS IN POLMONT DISTRICT, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS WINNING/ THE MILITARY CROSS AND BAR./ POLMONT, 3RD MAY 1918."
etching:side:"LONDON MADE"
engraving:side:"W.G.BLACK/ 56/ JAMAICA/ STREET/ GLASGOW"
etching:blade:"ASSAYE"
stamping:basket guard:"EIIR"
Measurement type, part and reading
Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 1m 2cm (L 3' 4 3/16")
Documentation
James Fitz Morris: Polmont's First World War Fighter Ace; Geoff Bailey; Falkirk Museums Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk; Archaeologist; active 1984-2017; 2004; Calatria
Accession number
2007-015-008

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