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Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71)

Soldiers of the Royal Marine Artillery and Rifle Brigade who served in the Crimean War Jun 1855

Salted paper print | 14.5 x 11.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2500145

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Photograph of five soldiers from the Royal Marine Artillery and the Rifle Brigade who served in the Crimean War. From left to right: George Britton, Corporal John Hubbard, Corporal William Chast, Bombadier William Hewlett and Gunner Samuel Smith. They are standing on a raised gravel path with buildings behind and all are wearing military uniform with the Crimean Medal.

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)

    Subject(s)
    George Britton
    John Hubbard, Corporal (fl.1855)
    Army-GB-Infantry-Rifle Brigade, 1st Bn
    William Chast, Corporal (active 1855)
    Navy-GB-Marines
    Navy-GB
    William Hewlett, Bomadier (fl.1855)
    Samuel Smith (fl.1855)
    Army-GB-Artillery-Royal Marine Artillery
  • 14.5 x 11.8 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Group of 5 men of the Royal Marine Artillery (RMA) and Rifle Brigade (RB) 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)