Mounted Photograph - 17th Lancers - Zulu War Veterans, Prince of Teck, Earl of Ava
Mounted photograph (10.75x6.75 inches) featuring a nice group portrait of members of the 17th Lancers in India with Hon. Major John Pleydell-Bouverie (seated 3rd from right). As a Captain in the Anglo-Zulu War, he was present at the cavalry action on June 5th and at the charge at the Battle of Ulundi. He served on the Court at the Court Martial of Lt. Carey (Prince Imperial incident).
Another officer featured is Prince Francis of Teck, younger brother of Queen Mary (wife of George V). He's seated in a chair second from left. He was the ADC to the General Commanding Officer in Quetta, India which is why he was likely in this photograph. He was part of the reconquest of Sudan in 1897-98. Additional service in the Boer War.
Seated at center right is Archibald James Leofric Temple Hamilton Temple-Blackwood, Earl of Ava - later killed in action at Wagon Hill in the Boer War, 1900.
Another seated officer is seen with the Zulu War campaign medal ribbon on his uniform. On the reverse is a photograph of the 17th Lancers mess in India. A wonderful Victorian period military group portrait study. The bright discoloration seen on the mounting around the photographs is from the scanning, not present on the actual mounting card.