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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 2500133

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Photograph of a group of seven soldiers from the Scots Fusilier Guards who were wounded during the Crimean War. Four are standing and three are seated. All are wearing military uniform including winter coats and Private George Biddelcombe, sitting to the far left, is holding a stick. 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 Alexander Fermester (active 1855)
    Private George Biddelcombe (fl.1855)
    Private George Watt (fl.1855)
    Private Andrew Baldwin (active 1855)
    Army-GB-Infantry-Scots Fusilier Guards (1832-1877)
    Private W McLagan (fl.1855)
    Sergeant Richard Bye
    Private William McPherson (fl.1855)
  • 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)