George V Silver Presentation Salver for The King's Royal Rifle Corps (60th Regiment of Foot). The insignia with Peninsula War battle honour. Of circular form with a gadrooned border. The centre with regimental badge and five facsimile signatures. Raised on four claw and ball feet.
The signatures are of five young officers, who were attached to the King's Royal Rifles in 1915/16 on a course of instruction, and on leaving, presented this salver to the Officers Mess. The signatures are Hal Verelst, (Coldstream Guards), killed in action September 1916 at the Battle of Lesboeufs. Arthur F. Smith, (Coldstream Guards) went on to be Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters, India. Charles Loyd, (Coldstream Guards), Chief of Staff to Lord Alanbrooke and ADC General to King George VI. H.A. Sutherland (Black Watch) went on to be Deputy Lieutenant of Peeblesshire, and John Noel, (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) taken prisoner and held at Stalag IV-DTorgau Prisoner of War Camp, Leipzig.
Hallmarked for London 1915 by The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.
In excellent condition with light surface wear commensurate with age.
Approximate weight is 620 grams or 19.9 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions are 25.5 cm dimater and 3 cm height.