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Charles Randolph Buckle

Charles Randolph Buckle

A carte-de-visite portrait of Charles Randolph Buckle (1835-1920).

Charles Randolph Buckle was born on 29 October 1835. He served thirty years in the Royal Artillery, retiring with the rank of Major-General. He also served in the Garibaldian campaign of 1860, and was afterwards with the Sardinian Artillery at the siege of Gaeta (wounded). While in India, he killed the largest elephant ever known in Travancore, which had killed over thirty people. His recreations were shooting and travelling, and his clubes were the Army and Navy and the United Services.

Major-General Charles Randolph Buckle died on 14 November 1920.

[Source: Who Was Who, 1916-1928.]

He is seen here in the uniform of the Royal Artillery. Another Silvy portrait, taken on the same occasion, shows him in the uniform of a Garibaldian Red Shirt.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 21 July 1862.


Code: 124175
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