Lot 681WW1 Signed Photograph General Sir Evelyn Wood: Postcard...

Auction Date: 29/07/2014 at 10am

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WW1 Signed Photograph General Sir Evelyn Wood: Postcard Photograph signed in Ink to right hand side. Field Marshal Sir Henry Evelyn Wood VC, GCB, GCMG (9 February 1838 – 2 December 1919) was a British Army officer. After an early career in the Royal Navy, Wood joined the British Army. He served in several major conflicts including the Indian Mutiny where, as a lieutenant, he was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for valour in the face of the enemy that is awarded to British and Commonwealth forces, for rescuing a local merchant from a band of robbers who had taken their captive into the jungle, where they intended to hang him. Wood further served as a commander in several other conflicts, notably the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, the Anglo-Zulu War, the First Boer War and the Mahdist War. His service in Egypt led to his appointment as Sirdar where he reorganised the Egyptian Army. He returned to Britain to serve as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Aldershot Command from 1889, as Quartermaster-General to the Forces from 1893 and as Adjutant General from 1897. His last appointment was as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Command from 1905. (Please note This card has been removed from an Album having the associated marks to rear)

Guide Price: £300.00 - £350.00

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