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Neg. No: (GP) (L) 10081
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 18-12-1926

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Sitter: Field-Marshall Sir Claud (William) Jacob (1863-1948).

Field-Marshall Sir Claud (William) Jacob (1863-1948).

Biog: General Staff Officer, 1st Grade, India, 1912; Chief of General Staff, India, 1920-24; Commander-in-Chief in India, 1925; Field-Marshall, 1926; Secretary of Military Department, India Office, 1926-30.

Date: 17 December 1926.(1)

Occasion: Presented with the baton of a Field-Marshall, by the King, 17 December 1926.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 160 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Full Dress uniform, Field-Marshall.

Accessories: Field-Marshall's baton.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: Star, sash and badge of a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of The Bath (military division) [GCB cr. 1926]; Star and badge of a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George [KCMG cr. 1919]; Star and badge of a Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India [KCSI cr. 1924]; Star of a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour [France]; India medal 1895-1902, with clasp "Waziristan 1901-02"; 1914 Star; British War medal 1914-20; Allied Victory medal 1914-19, with oak leaf; India General Service medal 1908-35, with clasp; Delhi Darbar medal, 1903; Order of St. Vladimir [Russia]; Croix de Guerre [Belgium]; Croix de Guerre, with palm [France]; Army Distinguished Service medal [U.S.A].

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; table.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2.

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Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Who's Who; The Army List, 1926; The Times 3 June 1948, p 6g.

Occasion: The Times, 18 December 1926, p 15a.

Costume: Dress Regulations for the Army, London, 1911.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Order of The Bath; Order of St. Michael and St. George; Order of the Star of India) Burke's Peerage; (British campaign medals) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988; (Darbar medal) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977; (others) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of All Nations, Washington, 1990.

Reproduced: -

Additional Information: See also six portraits (nos. L125681-L125685) in the N.P.G collection (dated 17-12-1926).

Acknowledgements: -

1. Although the date marked on this negative is 18 December 1926, the photograph was probably taken the previous day. The date would have been written on the negative when it was processed, rather than when it was made. A study of Court dress photographs in the collection suggests that sitters who had attended a formal ceremony at Buckingham Palace preferred to be photographed on the same day in order to avoid the unnecessary inconvenience of putting on an elaborate uniform a second time