Neg. No: (GP) (L) 7653
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 25-5-1914

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Subject: Major Chads with three sons.

Sitters: (left to right)

  1. Lieutenant, later Captain Henry Francis Chads (1890-1920); entered The Border Regiment 1910; Captain, 1915; Staff Captain, 1915; Brigade Major, 1915-1917; General Staff Officer (2nd Grade) 1917.
  2. 2nd Lieutenant, later Captain William John Chads (1893- ); entered The Cork Royal Garrison Artillery, 1914; Lieutenant Royal Artillery, 1915; Captain 1917.
  3. Major Henry Campbell Chads (1860- ); entered South Staffordshire Regiment 1880; Major 1900; retired 1906; served European War, 8th (Service Battalion) and 11th (Reserve Battalion) South Staffordshire Regiment.
  4. 2nd Lieutenant, later Lieutenant Herbert Charles Chads (1894-1915); entered North Staffordshire Regiment 1914; killed in action 1915.

Date: 25 May 1914.

Occasion: The King's Levée, 25 May 1914; 2nd Lieutenant William John Chads and 2nd Lieutenant Herbert Charles Chads presented by their father Major Henry Campbell Chads; Lieutenant Henry Francis Chads in attendance.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179, New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: FL

Costume: (1) Full Dress uniform, Lieutenant, The Border Regiment; (2) Full Dress uniform, 2nd Lieutenant, The Cork Royal Garrison Artillery; (3) Full Dress uniform, Major, South Stafforshire Regiment; (4) Full Dress uniform, 2nd Lieutenant, Prince of Wales's (North Stafforshire Regiment).

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (3) Egypt medal 1882-1889, with 2 clasps 'Nile 1884-85', 'Kirbekan'; The Khedive's Egyptian star, 1882-1891.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: Studio assistant partially visible to right of plate; studio light and stand; clamp stand for 4th sitter retouched out.

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: (1) The Army List, 1910-1920; (2) The Army List, 1914-1924; (3) The Army List, 1880-1918; (4) The Army List, 1914-1915.

Occasion: The Times, 26 May 1914, p 14a.

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

Orders, Decorations & Medals: E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988.

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