Neg. No: (GP) (L) 4754 A
Neg. Size: 15x12
Neg. Date: NONE

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Sitter: General Sir Garrett O'Moore Creagh V.C. (1848-1923).

Award of VC as Captain, Bombay Staff Corps

21 April 1897 - At Kam Dakka in the Khyber Pass, he retired his detachment of 150 into a cemetery and repelled an Afghan force of fifteen hundred with the bayonet until a charge by the 10th Bengal Lancers routed the enemy.

He was the author of The Victoria Cross 1856-1920

Source: Arthur


Biog: Major-General 1903; Lieutenant-General 1904; General 1907; Secretary of Military Department of India Office, 1907-09; Commander-in-Chief, India 1909.

Date: 22 July 1909.

Occasion: Investiture at Buckingham Palace, 22 July 1909, as a Knight Commander of The Order of the Bath.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Full Dress uniform, General.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: Victoria Cross (1879); Star, Sash and Badge of a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (military division) [G.C.B. cr. 1909]; Star and Badge of the Order of the Rising Sun, (1st class) [Japan cr. 1906]; Afghanistan War Medal 1878-1880; China War Medal 1900.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: Incorrectly worn neck badge (see 6384 A) removed from beneath collar by retouching department and suspender of neck badge of the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun and uniform button drawn in.

No of poses: 3. See neg nos. 4754, 6384 A & 6385]

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Who's Who; The Army List, 1909; The Times, 11 August 1923, p 12c; Max Arthur, Symbols of Courage: A Complete History of the Victoria Cross, London, 2004

Date: See neg. no. 6384A

Occasion: The Times, 23 July 1909, p 13a.

Costume: Dress Regulations for the Army, London, 1900.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Victoria Cross, Order of The Bath) Burke's Peerage; (Order of the Rising Sun) Marquis de Ruvigny ed., The Nobilities of Europe, London, 1909; R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of All Nations, Washington, 1990; (Others) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988.

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