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Neg. No: 1955
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 03-05-1899

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Sitter: Colonel, later Major General Sir Hector Archibald Macdonald (1853-1903)

Colonel, later Major General Sir Hector Archibald Macdonald (1853-1903)

Biog: Enlisted 92nd (afterwards Gordon Highlanders), 1870; served nine years in the ranks; Colonel 1898; Brigadier-General 1899; Major-General 1900; A.D.C to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII.

Date: 3 May 1899.

Occasion: -

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179, New Bond Street, London W.

Descr: TQL standing

Costume: Full Dress uniform, A.D.C to the Queen.

Orders, Decorations & Medals:

Badge of the Order of Osmania (3rd class) [Ottoman Empire]; badge of the Order of Medjidjie (3rd class) [Ottoman Empire]; Badge of a Companion of the Order of the Bath, (military division) [C.B. cr. 22 June 1897]; Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 25 February 1890]; Afghanistan War medal 1878-1880 with 3 clasps, 'Charasia', 'Kabul', 'Kandahar'; Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880; Egypt medal 1882-1889 with 2 clasps, 'Gemaizah 1888', 'Toski 1889'; Khedive's Star 1882-1891 with clasp [arabic script, trans. as] 'Tokar 1308 H' [Tokar 1891]; Khedive's Sudan medal 1896-1908 with 5 clasps, 'Firket', 'Hafir', 'Sudan 1897', 'Atbara', 'Khartoum'.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 3.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Who's Who; The Army List, 1899; The Times, 26 March 1903, p 8a; Sir O'Moore Creagh and E.M. Humphris, The Distinguished Service Order 1886-1923, London, 1978, p 36. (See also T.F.G. Coates, Hector Macdonald, 1900; D. Campbell, Major General Hector A. Macdonald, London, 1900; D.L. Cromb, Hector Macdonald, London, 1903.)

Occasion: -

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

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Order of Osmaniah, Order of Medjidie) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of All Nations, Washington, 1990; (Order of the Bath) Burke's Peerage; (D.S.O.) Sir O'Moore Creagh, and E.M. Humphris, The Distinguished Service Order 1886-1923, (facsimile edition), London, 1978; (Others) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland, B.T. Simpkin, British Battles and Medals, London, 1988.

Reproduced: -

Acknowledgements: David Bownes.