Sitter: General Sir Charles Whitingham Horsley Douglas (1850-1914).
Biog: General 1910; Inspector-General, Home Forces 1912-1914; Chief of Imperial General Staff from 1914; Colonel, Gordon Highlanders; ADC to Queen Victoria 1898; ADC to King George V 1914.
Date: 24 July 1913.
Occasion: The State Ball, 23 July 1913.
Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: Full Dress uniform, Colonel, Gordon Highlanders.
Orders, Decorations & Medals: Star and Sash of a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (military division) [G.C.B. cr. 1911]; Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal; Coronation Medal 1902; Coronation Medal 1911; Afghanistan War Medal 1878-1880 with 3 clasps, 'Charasia'; 'Kabul', 'Kandahar'; Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880; Egypt Medal 1882-1889 with clasp, 'Suakin 1884'; Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with 4 clasps [not visible]; Khedive's Egyptian Star 1882-1891 [not visible].
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.
Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 1.
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Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Who's Who; The Army List, 1913; The Times, 26 October 1914, p 5d; Charles Robinson, R.N., Celebrities in the Army, London, 1900; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_W._H._Douglas
Occasion: The Times, 24 July 1913, p 12e.
Costume: Dress Regulations for the Army, London, 1911.
Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Order of the Bath) Burke's Peerage; (Jubilee and Coronation Medals) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977; (Others) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988.
Acknowledgements: (Uniform) Gordon Highlanders Regimental Museum, Aberdeen.