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Attributed to Cundall & Howlett

Soldiers of the 17th Light Dragoon (Lancers) who served in the Crimean War 1855-6

Salted paper print | 14.6 x 12.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2500138

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Photograph of four soldiers from the 17th Light Dragoon (Lancers) who served in the Crimean War. From left to right: Corporal Thomas Smith, Corporal William Dimmock, Private William Pearson and Corporal Thomas Foster. All are wearing military uniform including helmets with plumes and the Crimea Medal. They are each holding a flagpole and there is a building with a veranda behind.

Three of these soldiers rode in the Charge of the Light Brigade - Dimmock, Pearson, and Foster. 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)
    Corporal Thomas Smith (fl.1855)
    Corporal Willliam Dimmock (fl.1855)
    Private William Pearson (fl.1855)
    Corporal Thomas Foster (fl.1855)
    Army-GB-Cavalry-17th Light Dragoon (Lancers) (1824-1862)
    Army-GB-Cavalry Regiments
  • 14.6 x 12.0 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Group of 4 men of the 17th Lancers 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)