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Pattern 1888 MK1 by Mark Williams


Small (23.2" x 15.4")

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Nikon D5000, F/5.6, 1/60, Nikon 50mm

Something very special to me…..This bayonet was owned by my grandfather during WWll and given to me when he passed. This is the only thing he took from the war, he did not even collect his war medals. I used to ask him all the time about the war, but always got the same reply…“I have seen things that no man should ever see” and that was all he would say! My grandmother told me after he passed that he had been in a pow camp and had managed to escape. She also told me that he went back out on Dday and was involved in the clearing of a concentration camp. That is about all i know of my grandfathers time during the war.

Bayonets have their lives stamped on them and in a few short minutes i was able to find out a lot of details on the bayonet owned by my grandfather
It was made in June 1887 in Enfield and was to be used on the Lee Metford Rifle.
stamped for reissue in 1905 (Boer war), and then again in 1934. There are several other stamps that are hard to see. It is also stamped with 9HLI 530….which is the 9th Highland Light Infantry….they fought in both WW1 and WWll

Good or bad, I want to hear it all….Otherwise there is no point!!

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  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williamsover 3 years ago

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenover 3 years ago

    Mark, this is FANTASTIC !!! What a story….This photgraph is such a beautiful tribute. Love it xx

  • Thank you Ulla xx

    – Mark Williams

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    fine image great work Mark

  • Thank you very much Martina : )

    – Mark Williams

  • Doug Dawson
    Doug Dawsonover 3 years ago

    The combination of the image and words make this very powerful Mark. good lighting and details also.

  • Cheers Doug, really means a lot : ))

    – Mark Williams

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 3 years ago

    This is….. so good in so many ways… wow Mark : )))))))))

  • Thanks for your kind words Eva, i REALLY appreciate it : )))

    – Mark Williams

  • Lozzar Landscape
    Lozzar Landscapeabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured.

  • Thank you very much : )

    – Mark Williams

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