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General Sir Charles Yorke

General Sir Charles Yorke

A carte-de-visite portrait of General Sir Charles Yorke, K.C.B., who is listed in Hart’s Army List (1860) as Colonel of the 33rd (The Duke of Wellington’s) Regiment of Foot.

‘Sir Charles Yorke served in the Peninsula with the 52nd Regt. and was present at the battles of Vimiera, Fuentes d’Onor, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle (wounded), Nive and Orthes (severely wounded) and at the sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz (wounded), for which he has received the War Medal with ten Clasps. He served also in the Waterloo campaign.’

In his later years, he was Military Secretary to the Duke of Cambridge, Commander-in-Chief of the Army.

General Sir Charles Yorke died on 20 November 1880.

Photographed on 7 December 1860 by Camille Silvy of London.


Code: 126899
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