Early 20th Century Silver & Enamel Combination Vesta & Sovereign Case - Sir William Henry Dyke Acland 3rd Baronet

Percy Edwards Ltd, London 1911
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An early 20th century silver combination Vesta Case & Sovereign Holder, enamelled to the front with the Pilots Wings of The Royal Flying Corps, the reverse engraved with the owner's initials and dated 1915. Containing a South African brass 1 Pond Coin 1896. Presented to Sir William Henry Dyke Acland, 3rd Baronet, of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford.

Engraved to the reverse:-
25 April 1915

By Percy Edwards Ltd, London, 1911.

Sir William Henry Dyke Acland, 3rd Baronet MC, AFC, TD, JP, DL (18 May 1888 – 4 December 1970) was the eldest son of Sir William Acland, 2nd Baronet and Hon. Emily Anna Smith.
He succeeded his father as 3rd Baronet Acland, of St. Mary Magdalen, Oxford on the latter's death on 26 November 1924. On his death in 1970 he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother.
He attended Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford.
He fought in the Great War, where he was wounded, and Mentioned in Dispatches. He served with the Royal Artillery and the Royal Flying Corps. He was awarded with the Military Cross, the Air Force Cross and the Territorial Decoration. At various times he acted as Deputy Lieutenant, Justice of the Peace, High Sheriff (1851) and County Alderman for Hertfordshire.
He married Margaret Emily Barclay (d.1967), daughter of Charles Theodore Barclay, on 26 April 1916, and had issue:
Elizabeth Margaret Acland (1919–1998), married Major Edward Cecil O'Brien (1943)
Juliet Mary Acland (1922–1991), married Peter Robert Tabor (1939)
Sarah Josephine Acland (1930–1961), married George Edward Brown (1954)
Rosalyn Emily Patricia Acland (21 November 1931 – 2006), married Kenneth John Coles (1953).

The Royal Flying Corps was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force. During the early part of the war, the RFC supported the British Army by artillery co-operation and photographic reconnaissance.

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In good condition with no damage or repair
64 mm (2.52 inches)
50 mm (1.97 inches)
13 mm (0.51 inches)
86.50 Grams (2.78 troy ounces)
Stock Code
Silver & Enamel