English M 1907 bayonet, Unit marked; 1. Herefortshire Regiment (JN 57-3)(ABC N 1024-2)(K 317)

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British Lee Enfield (SMLE) No.7 rifle. Second pattern. Excellent bright finished fullered blade, the first 2 cm blackened. Crown GR 1907, dated 5 '17 and '32 on ricasso. Clear british (Enfield ) inspection markings on the reverse side of the ricaso and another issue date "19. Pommel is (faint) unit marked : T over 1. H.F. over 355 (= First Batallion of the Herefortshire Regiment. Territorial). Excellent walnut grips. Excellent black leather scabbard. All stitches intact and no serieus dents to the blued fittings. Top mount wit olive chape frog stud and three rivets. Throat is marked H P E R and 972

The Herefordshire regiment was formed in 1880 as the First Herefordshire Rifle Volonteers Regiment. In 1881 it became the Volonteer bataillion of the King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). In 1908 it was transferred to the Territoral force and was renamed to the Herefortshire Bataillon.
In August 1915 the First Herefortshire Bataillon landed at Suvla bay in Gallipoli. It moved to Egypt in December 1915 and fought at the Western front line from June 1918.
A very interesting history

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