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A unique early Creagh-Osborne prismatic compass was taken at

London’s Alexandra Palace fair (November 19). It was inscribed with the owner’s name and regiment: H.E.E. Pankhurst, 5th Dragoon Guards. Having served in South Africa, India and Flanders, in 1917 he was awarded the Military Cross but did not live to see the Armistice.

Yes, we are dealers, but we wanted the new owner to be someone who would appreciate all the sentiments this compass represents, particularly at this time of year.

We hope the trade will rebuff and castigate anyone associated with this insult to Major Herbert Pankhurst MC.

Kath Phillips & Tim Brooks

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