George V Silver Regimental Mug for The 20th Duke of Cambridge's Own Infantry (Brownlow's Punjabis). Of tapering form and with a 600 ml capacity, full to the brim, making it a pint mug.
The inscription reads " Presented to the Officers 20th D.C.O. Infantry by Lieut. C.C. Stewart".
This relates to Captain Christopher Codrington Stewart (promoted Captain in 1912). On 24th November 1915 he was killed at the battle of Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia, during the First World War. His name is mentioned in a memorial that stands in Basra, Iraq.
The Regiment was raised in 1857 by Lieutenant Charles Henry Brownlow, to suppress the Great Indian Mutiny of the same year. Brownlow stayed with the Regiment for over half a century, becoming Honorary Colonel in 1904 and Field Marshall in 1908. The Regiment saw action in the Second Opium War against China in 1860. It saw further action on the North West Frontier and in Egypt. During the First World War the Regiment saw active service in Mesopotamia and Palestine against the Ottoman Empire. During World War Two the Regiment was part of the British Garrison of Hong Kong. In 1947, following partition, the Regiment was allocated to the Pakistan Army.
Hallmarked for London 1911 by The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company.
In excellent condition with moderate surface wear commensurate with age.
Approximate weight is 315 grams or 10.1 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions are 12 cm height and 9.5 cm base diameter.