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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).

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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: In memory of / Frank William Luard / Colonel R.M.L.I / Killed in Action in Gallipoli / 13th July 1915|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