It is fascinating to see how a string of messages can go off on a tangent with just a tiniest of encouragement!
The question of the Blamey stick being Napoleonic can be answered very quickly by pointing out that The Lancashire Fusiliers were not addressed by that title until the Report of the Ellice Committee on Formation of Territorial Regiments in 1881.
It is true that the Regiment had great Napolionic connection,but it was as the XXth of Foot that they so carefully guarded and cared for Bony in the last years of his life,and indeed carried his coffin to his graveside.
The stick almost certainly belonged to an Officer in the Lancashire Fusiliers,therefore cannot be older than 1881.
I am working hard at trying to identify Captain Blamey.
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Omnia Audax XXth