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SYKES, BRIG. GEN. SIR PERCY
Neg. No: (SF) L 137258
Neg. Size: 8"x6"
Neg. Date: 02-10-1928

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Sitter: Brigadier-General Sir Percy (Molesworth) Sykes (1867-1945).

Biog: Entered Army, 1888; founded Consulate in Sistan, 1899; Consul-General, Khorasan, 1905-13; Consul-General, Chinese Turkistan, 1915; appointed to raise South Persian Rifles, 1916; G.O.C. Southern Persia, 1916-18; retired, 1920.

Date: 2 October 1928.

Occasion: -

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

Descr: Fl Standing.

Costume: Full Dress uniform, Brigadier-General.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: Star and badge of a Knight Commander of the Indian Empire [K.C.I.E cr. 1915]; badge of a Companion of the Order of The Bath (military division) [C.B. cr. 1919]; badge of a Companion of the Order of St. Michael & St. George [C.M.G. cr. 1902]; Queens' South Africa medal 1899-1902, with three clasps; 1915 star; British War medal 1914-20; Allied Victory medal 1914-19, with oak leaf; General Service medal 1918-62, with clasp, 'S. Persia'; Coronation medal, 1911.

Furniture & Props: 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.

References:

Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Who's Who; The Times, 13 June 1945, p 7d.

Occasion: -

Costume: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Orders of The Bath, Indian Empire, and St Michael & St. George) Burke's Peerage; (campaign medals) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988; (Coronation medal) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977.

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