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Captain and Mrs Willis

Captain and Mrs Willis

An inked inscription in a period hand on the reverse of the mount identifies the sitters as ‘Capt. and Mrs. Willis / 33rd Regiment.’

This is almost certainly Charles Whateley Willis, who is listed as a Lieutenant serving in the 33rd (The Duke of Wellington's) Regiment of Foot in Hart's Army List of 1859. He had served at the siege of Sebastopol in 1855 and the assaults on the Redan on 18 June and 8 September. Wounded (Medal and Clasp). According to The London Gazette he became a Captain (by purchase) on 21 February 1860.

Photographed by Disdéri of Paris.

Code: 123169
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