Lot 704: Uniform & Regalia. A collection of items belonging to Major Lord William Cavendish-Bentinck, DSO of the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales Own), including an officer's sword by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, Serial No. 30364, the 89cm blade etched with recipient's name and regiment, VR cypher amongst scrolls, plated triple bar guard, downswept quillon, wirebound fish skin grip and diced pommel, 103.5cm overall in its steel scabbard, a steel tin with brass plaque engraved 'Captain Lord William Bentinck, 10th Royal Hussars', enclosing about 29 items including a fine sabretache of the 10th Hussars embroidered with battle honours, in original leather bag, uniforms (moth eaten), pill box hat and box, two further leather sabretaches each with applied bi-metal Prince of Wales plume, spurs, buttons, badges, belts, approximately 30 items in total. Lord William Augustus Cavendish-Bentinck was born in 1865, son of the Lieut-General Arthur Cavendish Bentinck (great-grandson of the 3rd Duke), half brother of the 6th Duke of Portland. He was educated at Eton and entered the 10th Hussars from the militia in 1887, commissioned Lieutenant 1889 and Captain 1893, he was created a companion of the Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette, 27 Sept. 1901) "Lord William Augustus Cavendish-Bentinck, Capt.) 10th Hussars. In recognition of services, during the operations in South Africa", he died in 1903. (approx. 30)
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