Wilkinson 3 barred cavalry officer sword with Russian blade. Two sword knots and a checkered backstrap and pommel. India pattern leather scabbard has a 8 inch drag. The blade is heavy due to the wedge shape and lack of regular fuller. The blade has been sharpened professionally, most likely at Wilkinsons and still holds a keen edge for most of its length.
Hamilton Cranley Onslow born 1836, died 1874, son of Thomas Onslow born 1812, died 1882 and Elizabeth Sarah Robert died 1891, served with the 35th NI as an Ensign, passed army examination in the Hindoostanee language, promoted Lieut. 7 December 1855, Captain 7 December 1867, died Jaulnah in the Deccan 12 June 1874.
Had at least four children; Cranley Charlton born 19 Sept 1869, served with distinction with the 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regt. during WW1, died 1940; http://www.bedfordregiment.org.uk/1s...tnphotos1.html
Constance Jane b. 18 April 1868; Caroline Agnes b. 27 May 1871 and Henrietta Ellen b. 25 July 1872, all these births took place in Bolarum, Madras.
Capt. H.C. Onslow served in North Canara Campaign from March to December 1858 and was present at a skirmish with the enemyand pursuits after the rebels.
Hamilton Cranley Onslow. married Henrietta Fanny Musgrove 1867.
Henriettas father, Major General John Forbes served with the field force in Sind and Affghanistan in 1841-42, including the aduace on Candahar, and the several operations of the army under General Nott leading to the reoccupation of joznee and Cabul (Medal). Served with the force under Sir Charles Napier in Sind in 1843, and was present the battle of Hyderabad (Medal). Persian campaign of 1856-57, including the assault and capture of Reshire, rrender of Bushire, at Borazjoon, and battle of Kooshab—severely wounded (Medal with Clasp, and CB.S. :rved with the Central India Field Force from the siege of Ratghur to the fall of Calpee (Medal with Clasp), imnianded the rear guard from Etora to Deopoora when attacked by the rebel army and which he held in check 1 til the baggage was safely escorted into camp.Capt. H.C. Onslow served in North Canara Campaign from March to December 1858 and was present at a skirmish with the enemy and pursuits after the rebels.
As you can see history of Onslow lacks during the Indian Mutiny. Any help is appreciated in filling in this chapter.
A portrait or a photo would be asking too much? I hope not! Putting a face to a name is always rewarding.