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Captain William Coulson of the 25th

Captain William Coulson of the 25th

Identified on the album page as ‘Capt Coulson (25th Regt)’, this is Captain William Lisle Blenkinsopp Coulson (1841-1911) of the 25th Regiment of Foot.

A leading figure in both the RSPCA and the NSPCC, there is a memorial in Newcastle to Coulson commemorating 'his efforts to assist the weak and defenceless among mankind and the animal world'. Unveiled in 1914, it was originally sited near the Boer War Memorial in Haymarket but was moved to the junction of Horatio Road and City Road in 1950. It comprises a double life-size brown bust of Coulson swathed in a cloak and a concrete pedestal with a pink granite base. The sculptor was Arnold Frédéric Rechberg.

Photographed by John Moffat of Edinburgh.


Code: 123710
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