Set of Six Silver Plated Coffee Spoons for the 5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derby Regiment).
Formed in 1881, The Sherwood Foresters were an infantry regiment of the British Army. After nearly 90 years of service, it merged with The Worcestershire Regiment in 1970. Its traditions are now continued by the Mercian Regiment. At the outbreak of World War One the 5th Battalion was a unit of the Territorial Force and saw action on the Western Front. In World War Two the Regiment was sent to Malaya to defend the peninsula and the island of Singapore against the Japanese. After the fall of Singapore the Battalion's men were among the thousands of prisoners of war sent to work on the infamous Burma railway.
All are marked for James Ryals of Sheffield and date to the first half of the 20th century.
In very good condiiton with moderate surface wear.
Approximate weight of all six spoons is 124 grams.
Approximate dimensions of one spoon are 12 cm length and 2.5 cm bowl width.