WWI Pewter Mug Town Guard Artillery
WWI PEWTER MUG TOWN GUARD ARTILLERY, CELON
A World War I pewter mug commemorating the TOWN GUARD ARTILLERY, CELON
Ceylon, now the nation of Sri Lanka, was a British Crown colony between 1802 and 1948.
On 12 April 1888 the Ceylon Artillery Volunteers was formed as a gun battery under the command of Capt. C.E.H Symons of the Royal Artillery.
During World War I the Ceylon Artillery Volunteers were mobilised, along with the Town Guard Artillery of Colombo, for the defence of Colombo.
In 1918 the Ceylon Garrison Artillery was formed by amalgamating the Ceylon Artillery Volunteers and the Town Guard Artillery, coming under the Ceylon Defence Force.
During the colonial period the main responsibility of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery was the coastal defence of Ceylon, by manning Coastal artillery batteries.
Made by James Deakin and Son, Sheffield.
The firm of James Deakin was founded in 1866 and finished in about 1940.
The mug is 13cm high and 8cm across the top.
It is in good used condition with no faults.
I have not polished it.
It has the makers mark to the base and is inscribed to the front
A very nice WWI collectable.