Statuette, Infantry Efficiency Prize, India 1904-5.

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One of our finest silver statuettes, it depicts an immaculately moustached officer circa 1901 in the uniform of an officer of the Boer War. It is mounted on a silver ground and wooden base with silver inscription plate. It is understood that the piece was an internal Battalion award recognising the most efficient Infantryman, Platoon or Company at any given time, having been instituted in 1905.

The inscription reads, “1st Battalion Queen’s Royal Regiment infantry efficiency prize 1904-05”