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Captain C.W. Cragg

Captain C.W. Cragg

A carte-de-visite portrait of Captain Cecil Webb Cragg (1838-1898) of the Rifle Brigade.

Cecil Webb Cragg joined the Rifle Brigade as an Ensign by purchase on 2 March 1855. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 2 August 1855 and to the rank of Captain (again by purchase) on 4 February 1862. He eventually rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Rifle Brigade.

He married Edith Webb, daughter of John Webb, a well-known London connoisseur and art dealer.

From an album compiled by Charles Francis Blackett, a fellow officer in the Rifle Brigade.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 16 December 1862.


Code: 124171
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