Duke of Wellington’s Regiment connections. A good Edwardian silver bob bon dish.


Duke of Wellington’s Regiment ( West Riding ) – formerly the 33rd and 76th Foot. A good quality Edwardian pierced bon bon dish 5 ins in diameter and weighing 128 gms. It is hallmarked London 1906, Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company and the base is engraved Brigr. General H. E. Belfield, C.B., D.S.O. GOLD LACE FROM 1876 to 1906. The centre of the dish is engraved with a crest. This came with other officers’ mess silver formerly used by the regiment so was probably presented by the general to the regiment. It is in good condition, being much heavier than the average Edwardian pierced silver, but in need of a thorough clean. feb2/3

Brigadier General Herbert Eversley Belfield, C.B., D.S.O. was commissioned into the Dukes in 1876 and Hart’s Army List 1907 describes his war service thus : Brigadier H. E. Belfield served in the Ashanti Expedition in 1895-96 as Chief Staff Officer (mentioned in despatches, Brevet of Lt. Colonel, Star). Served in the South African war in 1899-1902 as Inspector General of Imperial Yeomanry and took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, Feb, to May 1900; in the Transvaal west of Pretoria, July to 29th Nov., including the action at Venterakroom; and in Orange River Colony May to 29th Nov., including the actions at Lindley, 1st June, and Rhenoster River (twice mentioned in despatches, C.B.). 

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