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Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71)

Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade who served in the Crimean War 1883 copy after Jun 1855 original

Carbon print | 9.7 x 12.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2500150

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Photograph of three soldiers from the 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade who served in the Crimean War. They are gathered around a metal pillar with a building behind and a taller pillar to the far left. From left to right: Private John Sitcombs, Colour Sergeant A Holdaway, who is seated, and Colour Sergeant J Johnson. They are all wearing military uniform with the Crimean Medal and are holding a sword. This photograph, printed by Jabez Hughes in 1883, is a carbon print pasted over the original photograph.

These soldiers were awarded the Crimean Medal by Queen Victoria on 18th May 1855 and were later photographed by T R Williams in Portsmouth.
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71) (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (printer)

    Sanspareil (HMS)
    Charles Brooks (fl.1855)
    Britannia (HMS) (VII)(gunship;laid dn 1814;launched Plymouth 1820;training ship 1859;broken 1869)
    John Starling, Boatswain (fl.1855)
    Sampson (HMS)
    Edward Pengelly, Leading Seaman (fl.1855)
  • 9.7 x 12.2 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Group of 3 men of the 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade who received the Crimean Medal from Queen Victoria, 18 May 1855 [in Crimean Portraits, 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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              • Crimea Medal (1854-56)
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              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
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          • England
            • Hampshire [England]
              • Portsmouth [Hampshire]
                • Portsmouth Dockyards [Portsmouth]