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Subject: The Duke of Connaught, Commander of the Forces in Ireland 1900-1904, and Military Staff.

The Duke of Connaught, Commander of the Forces in Ireland 1900-1904, and Military Staff.

Sitters (left to right):

    1. Major McNeill, A & S Highlanders, later (?); uniform (?)

    2. Capt. Hon John Graham Hope de la Poer Beresford, 7th Hussars, A.D.C. to the Duke of Connaught, later 5th Baron Decies (1866-1944); uniform (?)

    3. Col. Reginald Lawrence Herbert Curteis, later Major-General, (1842-1919); uniform (?)

    4. Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught (1850-1945) ; uniform (?)

    5. Col. G. J. Courtney, later (?); uniform (?)

    6. Col. C. F. C. Beresford, later (?); uniform (?)

    7. Col. Murray Graham, later (?); uniform (?)

Date: 1900.

Occasion: -

Location: The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.

Descr: Full length, standing.

Orders, Decorations and Medals:

(1) (Major McNeill) Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal (?); Egypt Medal 1882-1889; unidentified; unidentified; Khedive's Egyptian Star 1882-1891.

(2) (Captain Beresford, later Baron Decies) Queen Victoria Jubilee medal; British South Africa Company's Medal 1890-1897.

(4) (Duke of Connaught) Star, Sash and Badge of The Order of St Patrick [K.P. inv. 30 March 1869]; Star of The Order of the Bath (Great Master and Principal Knight Grand Cross); neck badge of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Bailiff, Grand Cross); Badge of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order [G.C.V.O. cr. May 1896]; Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1887 with 1897 bar; Canada General Service Medal 1866-1870 with clasp 'Fenian Raid 1870'; Egypt Medal 1882-1889 with clasp 'Tel-el-Kebir'; unidentified; Khedive's Egyptian Star 1882-1891.

(6) (Col. C.F.C. Beresford) Egypt Medal 1882-1889; Khedive's Egypt Star 1882-1891.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd.

No of poses: 1.

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Biog: (Duke of Connaught) Dictionary of National Biography, Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd ed., Burke's Royal Families of the World, Vol. 1, p 307; Sir George Aston, HRH The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, London, 1929; (Baron Decies) Burke's Peerage; Who's Who; Sir O'Moore Creagh and E. M. Humphris, The Distinguished Service Order 1886-1923, London, 1978, p 259; (Colonel Curteis) Who's Who.

Orders, Decorations and Medals: (Order of St. Patrick and Order of the Bath) Burke's Peerage; (Others) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles and Medals, London, 1988.

Reproduced: Madame, 9 June 1900, p 651; The Navy and Army Illustrated, 16 June 1900, p 304, [sitters incorrectly identified].

Acknowledgements: (Orders etc) David Bownes.