Boat with sail AC? and NA mark??

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Boat with sail AC? and NA mark??

Postby mk209 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:27 pm

I have no idea where this comes from? India possibly? I’m sure I’ve seen the boat mark before but I can find nothing?

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Thanks,

Matt.

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Re: Boat with sail AC? and NA mark??

Postby dognose » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:20 pm

Hi Matt,

In theory, with the information from the engraving, this should be easy, but of course, it never is.

But, for a starting point, here's where the KRRC were based:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_ ... ifle_Corps

Trev.

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Re: Boat with sail AC? and NA mark??

Postby dognose » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:27 pm

This would appear to be the spoon's former owner, and if so, would date the spoon to 1846-1851:

John Morris was born in the Parish of St. Nicholas, near Galway, Co. Galway. A Miller by occupation, he attested for the 60th Rifles on 28 September 1824 at Ballinasloe, aged 19 years. With the 60th Rifles he served as a Colour Serjeant, April 1835-April 1836 and July 1839-November 1846. He transferred to the 31st Foot as a Colour Serjeant on 1 December 1846 and served as a Serjeant-Major, December 1846-April 1851. He was awarded the Long Service Medal c.1846/47 and was awarded a gratuity of £15 to be paid on his discharge. Serjeant-Major Morris was discharged at Dublin on 19 April 1851.

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Re: Boat with sail AC? and NA mark??

Postby mk209 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:47 pm

Thanks Trev! Glad you was able to see the engraving there should have been a 4th picture!

It’s a fascinating spoon for sure, not sure if it was given to John Morris when he transferred to the 31st or on retirement?

Also there’s a possibility it was a spoon that another army member had picked up from duty somewhere else in the world.

It’s that boat mark that looks familiar but I don’t know why.....

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Re: Boat with sail AC? and NA mark??

Postby mk209 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:55 pm

Apart from being based in the South of England the rifles were in South Africa in 1846/7 and that’s all that fits in that time period.


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