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Presentation bugle

This instrument was made to honour the memory of Frank William Luard, from the Royal Marine Light Infantry, killed in action on 13th July 1915, in Gallipoli. It is a double-coiled bugle made entirely of hallmarked sterling silver. It has an hallmarked sterling silver mouthpiece with a long shank (integral tuning bit), with broken chain.

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  • Decorative elements:Embossed badge of the Royal Marines on bell. Red, yellow and blue worsted cord with tassels.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on garland: Boosey & Hawkes / London [serial #]|Engraved on bell: Colonel 2nd Commandant / F.W. Luard R.M.L.I. / Killed in Action 13th July, 1915, Gallipoli / from / Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Wilson / and Officers HMS Exmouth 1904-7 / In memory of A Gallant Shipmate|Stamped on mouthpiece shank: Henry Potter & Co.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.121.22 End-blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes, with mouthpiece
  • Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Measurements:Length: 330mm; Bell diameter: 100mm