Of shaped circular form with shaped cavetto edge and a beaded shell rim. Raised upon three pad feet. The centre engraved with an impaled coat of arms in a circular cartouche within baroque style scrolls. The reverse engraved with presentation inscription, Presented to Capt Portal 17. Lancers on his marriage April 12.
1899 by the servants at Malshanger. Hallmarked for London 1898 by Charles Boyton. The arms are for Portal impaling Littleton for Brig.Sir Bertram was educated at Wellington College, Crowthorne and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire. In 1885 he gained the rank of officer in the 17th Lancers. He held the office of Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Madras between 1896 and 1898. He fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902, where he was mentioned in despatches and awarded the South African Medal with three clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps.
He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order D. He was Lieutenant-Colonel and Brevel Colonel of the 17th Lancers between 1903 and 1907. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant D. He fought in the First World War, where he was mentioned in despatches.He was Commander of the Reserve Cavalry Regiment between 1916 and 1916. He was Commander of the Cavalry Brigade between 1916 and 1918 in France. He gained the rank of Honorary Brigadier-General in 1919. He was chairman of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Territorial Army Association between 1925 and 1938. He held the office of County Councillor C.
For Hampshire between 1932 and 1942. He was appointed Knight Commander, Order of the Bath K. He held the office of County Alderman C.Approximate diameter is 20.5 cm. Approximate weight is 320 grams or 10.2 troy ounces. In excellent condition with light surface wear commensurate with age.
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