A RARE & EMOTIVE PAIR OF LEATHER CASED BINOCULARS by LAFONTAIN of PARIS. The property of the late MAJOR JOHN F. GRAHAM, "A" Bty 150th Bde R.F.A. KILLED IN ACTION 1st JULY 1916. 1st Day of The Battle of The Somme.
A RARE & EMOTIVE PAIR OF LEATHER CASED BINOCULARS by "LAFONTAINE OPTn, of 18 PALAIS ROYAL, PARIS. (Case made and /| stamped by L. FRENCH, LONDON, 1916) Supplied by. John Barker & Son, Kensington. W8.(Opticians)These superb binoculars were the property of the late MAJOR JOHN FREDERICK GRAHAM, of "A" Bty 150th Bde Royal Field ArtilleryWho was KILLED IN ACTION 1st JULY 1916. 1st Day of The Battle of The Somme. He was 38 and the son of Mary Graham and the Late Lt Colonel Robert Graham, M.A. (T.C.D.) Madras Artillery. Member of Indian Civil Service. MAJOR GRAHAM IS REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR AT PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, FRANCE.This is a unique opportunity to acquire what must be one of the only attributable pairs
of field service binoculars belonging to a 1st July 1916 officer casualty. Bound for the finest collection of military equipment. The 100th anniversary of the start of the battle takes place on 1st July 2016. A UNIQUE ITEM OF GREAT & ETERNAL HISTORICAL VALUESOLD.with medal part-exchanges welcome.