Unusual trench art letter opener, inscribed to a member of the Bedfordshire Regiment Garrison Battalion from India in 1918. It was likely a personalised souvenir, and an unusual item.
Shaped in the form of a Kukri, it bears the man's details 'A. STUPPLES' and 'G. B. BEDS. 1918' with 'INDIA' to the other side. There is detailing to the top of the blade and a drilled balance hole to the hilt.
This is believed to relate to 4598 Private Alfred Stupples, formerly of the Manchester Regiment. stupples transferred to the Bedfordshire Regiment with the service number 5906. Reference to him can be found as early as 1914.
Measures approximately 14cm.
A truly unique item and unusual to bear name and regimental details. An excellent addition to a Bedfordshire Regiment collection.
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