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William Bambridge (1810-79)

Wounded Scots Fusilier Guards who served in the Crimean War Mar 1855

Salted paper print | 11.6 x 14.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2500134

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Photograph of a group of eight soldiers from the Scots Fusilier Guards who were wounded during the Crimean War. Four are standing and four are seated. All are wearing military uniform including winter coats and hats, some trimmed with tartan. Part of Wellington Barracks can be seen behind. Around the photograph there are handwritten notes identifying some of the men by name and army number and giving details of their injuries and how they were sustained.

This photograph is one of the first portraits of wounded Crimean War veterans commissioned by Queen Victoria, and pre-dates Roger Fenton's arrival in the Crimea.

  • Creator(s)

    William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Private W McLagan (fl.1855)
    Sergeant Richard Bye
    Private William McPherson (fl.1855)
    Private Alexander Fermester (active 1855)
    Private Francis Trainer (fl.1855)
    Private John Frederick LIlley (fl.1855)
    Private James Morgan (fl.1855)
    Army-GB-Infantry-Scots Fusilier Guards (1832-1877)
  • 11.6 x 14.5 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Group of wounded Scots Fusilier Guards, c. 1855 [in Crimean War Crimean Portraits, 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Wellington Barracks
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Buildings
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)