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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Captain Henry William Verschoyle May 1855

Albumen print | 18.1 x 13.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2500287

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Photograph of Captain Henry William Verschoyle (1835-70) standing facing slightly left in front of a fabric background. He is wearing military uniform and holding a sword in his right hand.

Captain Verschoyle joined the Grenadier Guards in April 1851 and served in all of the major battles of the Crimean War including the Siege of Sebastopol. During the Battle of Inkermann he was praised for carrying his regimental colours when surrounded by the enemy, and he was later wounded in the trenches on the 5th September 1855. Captain Verschoyle was an exhibiting member of the London Photographic Society alongside his mother Catherine Verschoyle, who had been one of its earliest members. His son, Captain Edward Greville Verschoyle, was killed in the Boer War.

  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

    Verschoyle, Henry William, Captain (1835-70)
    Army-GB-Infantry-Foot Guards (1st or Grenadier) (1819- )
  • 18.1 x 13.6 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Capt Verschoyle Gds

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)