Neg. No: (GP) L7505
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 24-08-1922

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Sitter: Admiral Sir Ernest Frederick Augustus Gaunt (1865-1940).

Biog: Rear-Admiral, 1914; Rear-Admiral 1st Battle Squadron, Battle of Jutland; Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, 1917-19; Commander-in-Chief Western Approaches 1921-1922; Admiral, 1924; retired, 1925.

Date: 24 August 1922.

Occasion: -

Location: 160 New Bond Street, London.

Descr: TQL standing.

Costume: Full Dress uniform, Vice Admiral, Royal Navy.

Orders, Decorations & Medals:

Star of the badge of a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (military division) [K.C.B. cr. 1919];

Star, sash and badge of the Order of St. Stanislas (1st class with swords) [Russia];

Badge of a Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George [C.M.G. cr. 1902];

Badge of the Order of the Star [Rumania];

Badge of the Order of the Rising Sun (2nd class) [Japan];

China War medal 1900;

Africa General Service medal 1902-1956 with clasp, 'Somaliland 1902-04';

1914-15 Star; British War medal 1914-20;

Allied Victory medal 1914-1919;

Coronation medal, 1911;

Medal for Military Valour [Italy].

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; Burke's Peerage; The Navy List, 1922; The Times 22 April 1940, p 3c.

Occasion: -

Costume: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Order of the Bath, Order of St. Michael and St. George) Burke's Peerage; (Order of St. Stanislas, Order of the Star, Order of the Rising Sun and Medal for Military Valour) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of All Nations, Washington, 1990; (Coronation medal, 1911), 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.

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