The statue of Sir William Peel V.C. K.C.B., Eden Gardens, Calcutta, 1860 - 1869
Scope and Contents
309 x 176 mm. Showing the statue of Sir William Peel (1824-1858) by Speed, with the Eden Gardens in the foreground. The third son of Sir Robert Peel, he entered the Royal Navy in 1838 and saw service in China, the Pacific, North America and the West Indies before winning the V.C. as a member of the Naval Brigade at Sevastopol. He commanded the Shannon and led the Naval Brigade in the Indian Mutiny and, after being wounded at Lucknow, died of smallpox at Cawnpore. See also Y3022BB/42. Bourne no. 1728.
- 1860 - 1869
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DateText: Probably dates from the mid 1860s..
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912, photographer
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