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GLEICHEN, COUNT
Neg. No: (GP) 3941
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 18-2-1907

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Sitter: Brevet Colonel Count (Albert) Edward (Wilfred) Gleichen, later Major General Lord Gleichen (1868-1937).
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Biog: Intelligence Officer, Major General and author; Extra Equerry to Queen Victoria 1892-1901, King Edward VII 1901-1910 and King George V.

Date: 18 February 1907.

Occasion: (Assistant Director of Military Operations, War Office from 1 February 1907-31 July 1911).

Location: -

Descr: TQL standing.

Costume: Full Dress uniform, Equerry to the King.

Orders, Decorations & Medals:
Badge of a Commander of The Royal Victorian Order [C.V.O. cr. 2 February 1901];
Badge of a Companion of the Order of the Bath (military division) [C.B. cr. 1906];
Badge of a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George [C.M.G. cr. 21 May 1898];
The Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1900];
Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1887 with 1897 bar; Coronation Medal 1902;
Egypt Medal 1882-1889 with 2 clasps, 'The Nile 1884-85'& 'Abu Klea';
Queen's Sudan Medal 1896-1897;
Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with 5 clasps, 'Belmont', 'Modder River', 'Paardeberg', 'Driefontein' & 'Transvaal';
Badge, Order of the Star of Ethiopia (5th class);
Khedive's Egyptian Star 1882-1891;
Khedive's Sudan Medal 1896-1908;
Star of a Commander (1st Degree) of the Order of Dannebrog [Denmark];
Star of a Knight of Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem;
Star of the Order of Medjidjie (2nd class) [Ottoman Empire].

Photographer: -

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Marquis of Ruvigny ed., The Titled Nobility of Europe, London, 1914; Who's Who; The Army List, 1907; The Times, 16 December 1937, p 16a; Sir O' Moore Creagh and E. M. Humphris, The Distinguished Service Order 1886-1923, London, 1973, p 113.

Occasion: -

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

Orders, Decorations & Medals:

(Order of the Bath, Royal Victorian Order, Order of St. Michael and St. George) Burke's Peerage; (D.S.O.) Sir O' Moore Creagh and E. M. Humphris, The Distinguished Service Order 1886-1923, London, 1973;

(Jubilee and Coronation Medals) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977;

(Order of the Star of Ethiopia, Order of Dannebrog, Order of Medidjie) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of All Nations, Washington, 1990 ;

(Order of St John of Jerusalem) Charles W. Tozer, The Insignia and Medals of the Grand Priory of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, Croyden, 1975;

(Campaign medals) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988.

Reproduced: -

Acknowledgements: (Orders etc) David Bownes, (Star of Ethiopia) David Stanley.

1. Count Gleichen's medals were sold at Spink's Medal Auction, 6 December 1990, see Spink Medal Auctions, catalogue, Winter 1990, lot 410.