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Original WWI Royal Scots Greys 2nd Dragoons Provost Marshall Chest- Dated 1915

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Original Item: Only One Available. We had to buy a whole collection of painted tin chests just to get this exceptional one!

A substantial steel chest measuring 23 x 14 x 8 with folding carry handles to each end this magnificent steel chest has a painted top:

 

PROVOST MARSHALL, BOULOGNE SUR-MER, VIA DOVER

THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS (2ND DRAGOONS)

WATERLOO

Inside the lid of the chest is the maker's plate which reads:

 

JOHN BOOTH

1915

RAMSBOTTOM

 

The Royal Scots Greys was one of England's finest regiments raised in 1681 but best known for it's immortal charge of The Royal Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo under Ponsonby who was killed in the action. A complete disaster due to the rain soaked ground; the horses totally winded were then attacked by the French Lancers decimating the Regiment.

However during the Battle a young Sergeant Charles Ewart was able to personally capture the French Regimental Eagle of the 45th regiment of the line thus being instantly promoted from Sergeant to Ensign an almost impossible achievement for an enlisted man to make the jump to the Officer Corp. The French Eagle is now the device of the Royal Scots Greys.

This wonderful chest, no doubt enhanced by the regimental artist for the Provost Marshall we suspect dates to the First World War era or just after and is offered in superb condition from no doubt years of sitting in an officer's mess.

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