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Attributed to Cundall & Howlett

Soldiers of the 4th (The Queen's Own Light) Dragoons who served in the Crimean War 1855-6

Salted paper print | 14.7 x 12.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2500143

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Photograph of four soldiers from the 4th (The Queen's Own Light) Dragoons who served in the Crimean War. From left to right: Healy Stratton, Sergeant D Gillam, William Simpson and J J Moon. All are wearing military uniform with the Crimean Medal and are wearing or holding a helmet with a plume. There is a building with a veranda behind.

These soldiers were awarded the Crimean Medal by Queen Victoria on 18th May 1855. Throughout the war she had taken an active interest in the welfare of the troops and on their return to Britain she met a number of veterans at Buckingham Palace and at the military hospital at Chatham.
  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to Cundall & Howlett (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Healy Stratton (fl.1855)
    Sergeant D William
    William Simpson (fl.1855), 4th Dragoons
    J J Moon (fl.1855)
    Army-GB-Cavalry-4th (The Queen's Own Light) Dragoons (1848-1861)
    Army-GB-Cavalry-7th (The Queen's Own) Light Dragoons (Hussars) (1819-1862)
    Army-GB-Cavalry Regiments
  • 14.7 x 12.0 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Group of 4 men of the 4th Queen's Own Light Dragoons who received the Crimean Medal from Queen Victoria, 18 May 1855 [in Crimean Portraits, 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Numismatics
          • Medals
            • Campaign medals
              • Crimea Medal (1854-56)
      • Architecture
        • Buildings
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)