Sitter: Brevet Colonel Count (Albert) Edward (Wilfred) Gleichen, later Major General Lord Gleichen (1868-1937).
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).
Descr: TQL standing.
Costume: Full Dress uniform, Equerry to the King.Orders, Decorations & Medals:
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No of poses: 2.
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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.
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.
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.