Neg. No: (GP) 6558
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 08-02-1922

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Sitter: Lieutenant-General Sir Charles (James) Briggs (1865-1941).

Lieutenant-General Sir Charles (James) Briggs (1865-1941).

Biog: Lieutenant-General 1919; retired 1923; Colonel, King's Dragoon Guards, 1926-39.

Date: 8 February 1922.

Occasion: The King's Levée, 8 Febuary 1922: General in attendance.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 160 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Full Dress uniform, Lieutenant-General.

  • Badge and Star of a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (military division) [K.C.B. cr. 1917];
  • Badge and Star of a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George [K.C.M.G. cr. 1918];
  • Star, Sash and Badge of the Order of the White Eagle [Russia]; Badge of a Commander of the Legion of Honour [France];
  • Star of the Order of the White Eagle [Serbia];
  • Star of the Order of the Redeemer [2nd type] [Greece];
  • Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with 5 clasps;
  • King's South Africa Medal 1901-1902 with 2 clasps;
  • Natal Rebellion Medal 1906 with clasp '1906'; 1914-1915 Star; British War medal 1914-1920; Allied Victory Medal 1914-1919 with oak leaf;
  • Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1897;
  • War Cross with palm [Greece];
  • Medal for Military Merit (1st class) [Greece].

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2.


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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Who's Who; The Army List, 1922; The Times, 28 November 1941, p 7d;

Occasion: The Times, 9 Febuary 1922, p 12d.

Costume: Dress Regulations for the Army, London, 1911.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Order of the Bath, Order of St. Michael and St. George) Burke's Peerage; (Legion of Honour) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of All Nations, Washington, 1990; (Campaign Medals) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988; (Jubilee Medal) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977 (War Cross and Medal for Military Merit, Greece) Alec A Purves, The Medals, Decorations & Orders of the Great War 1914-1918, Polstead, 1989.

Reproduced: -

Acknowledgements: (Orders) David Bownes.