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Old 02-06-21, 07:04 PM
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Can anyone decipher this pommel marking on a Pattern 1888 Mk.II Bayonet please. Bayonet manufactured June 1900 but markings are possibly later, WW1 period. The markings below are correct and just as they appear.

2.LD.
T.S.C.

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Found a post on GWF that 'may' help :

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LD by itself - which is the older inscription - is given in the Armourer's instructions as the abbreviation for 'London' but no further explanation! It is, however, usually found with some other reference, e.g., "1 LD" is the 1st Bat. City of London (Royal Fusiliers),
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Thanks Mike,

2nd London T.S.C. then.

Territorial Service Corps?? Doesnt make much sense I know, just guessing.

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First thought was that T.S.C was manufacturer but can't find any information.

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The blade is marked by the manufacturer 'WSC' (Wilkinson Sword Company).
Spotted a 1918 one on-line marked 3LD , attributed to "3rd (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)."


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T.S.C. is a post manufacture unit marking on the pommel.

The maker is Enfield and thats on always on the ricasso.

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T.S.C. is a post manufacture unit marking on the pommel.
Only TSC I could find was a prefix for Army Service Corps but that doesn't make sense either .

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/sold...rst-world-war/

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The T.S.C. may be the initials of a Junior Division O.T.C. that the bayonet was re-issued to: T.S. College? Tonbridge School Cadets?

T.S.C. is not mentioned amongst the bayonet markings section of Howard Williamson's, The Collector and Researchers guide to the Great War. Vol II. Small Arms, Munitions, Militaria.

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Looking through my copy of the Territorial Yearbook 1909 I see under the Army Service Corps, the following London Territorial ASC units listed.

1st London Div (HQ) Co.
1st London Brigade Co.
2nd London Brigade Co.
3rd London Brigade Co.
2nd London Div (HQ) Co
4th London Brigade Co.
5th London Brigade Co.
6th London Brigade Co.

and then one that fits the bill:-

London Mounted Brigade. T & S.Col.

I assume that to be the Transport and Supply Column.

So I am satisfied that its an ASC marking to a London Territorial Transport and Supply Column.

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Hi. The guy that may have the information you need is called Phil Dickens. email is bayomanuk@hotmail.com. Telephone is 07977816008. What this Collector /dealer doesn't know about bayonets isn't worth knowing He is a nice chap and will not mind you calling Army-vet
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