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Christie's, South Kensington, 7 October 1997, lot 405.
Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts
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This brooch was presumably a gift from Her Majesty Queen Victoria to her daughter Princess Helena, in memory of her grandson Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein (the eldest son of Princess Helena), affectionately known as 'Christle'. He was educated at Lambrook, Wellington College, Magdalen College, Oxford. He then attended the Royal Military College Sandhurst and was commissioned into the 60th Kings Royal Rifles in 1888 and later served in the 4th Kings Royal Rifle Corps. He served at Hazara and Mirzanai in 1891, Ashanti 1895 and the Nile in 1898. During the Boer War he served as a staff officer and took part in the relief of Ladysmith under General Redvers Buller later Lord Roberts. In October 1900, while in Pretoria he contracted Malaria and on 29th October at the age of 33 he died and was interred at Pretoria Cemetary.