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Lot 117: BOSS & CO. A BRASS-CORNERED OAK AND LEATHER DOUBLE GUNCASE,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
BOSS & CO.
A BRASS-CORNERED OAK AND LEATHER DOUBLE GUNCASE,
fitted for 29in. barrels, the interior lined with red baize, a Boss & Co. trade label, central brass push-button lock (key missing), the lid exterior embossed with ''HON. LIONEL MONTAGU 12 KENSINGTON PALACE GARDENS''
Provenance: The Hon. Lionel Montagu D.S.O. (1883 - 1948), served in the Royal Marines, and in 1917 was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for:
"...Gazette Issue 30023. D.S.O. His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the appointment to be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field. He led his company in the first attack and captured his objective. Later, under very heavy fire, he personally took out a covering party and kept his men consolidating the trenches for over 24 hours. On another occasion he single-handed (sic) captured 50 prisoners, and later, although wounded, remained at duty...."