A George V Silver Salver with a presentation inscription for Captain Lord Alastair St.Claire. Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (Military Cross) of the Royal Horse Guards. He was the second son of the 4th Duke of Sutherland and was an Officer in the Royal Horse Guards, where he was wounded twice and received the Military Cross. Lord Alastair was on a big game expedition in Rhodesia when he contracted malaria and died on 28 April 1921 at the age of 31. He is buried at Dunrobin Castle in Scotland.
The salver features the names of fellow Officers including:
Brigadier General R.G. Howard Vyse, Lieutenant Colonel Lord Tweedmouth, Lieutenant Colonel Lord A. R. Innes-Ker, Major Sir Samuel Scott, Major Marquis of Londonderry, Major Earl of Pembroke, Captain Sir John Fitzgerald, Captain Lord Gerard, Captain Marquis of Northampton, Captain Marquis of Titchfield, Captain Earl of Clanwilliam, Captain Marquis of Anglesey & Lieutenant Viscount Molyneux.
Of shaped circular form with a raised gadrooned border. The salver is raised on four claw and ball feet.
Hallmarked for London 1917 by Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd.
In excellent condition with light surface wear commensurate with age.
Approximate weight is 1.341 kilos or 43.1 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions are 36.5 cm diameter and 4 cm height.