Private Soldiers of
Private Henry Watts,
A portrait of Private Henry Watts painted in March or April 1831 before he
sailed for Australia with the King's Own. The inscription reads:
"Henry Watts, 4th King's Own, Lions of England, Dear Parents when you see
this remember me And bear me in your mind When i am far in a Foreign
Clime." On the reverse of the picture is written "Painted by Charles
Dean late 15th Regiment... for H Watts ... Chatham, Kent"
Accession Number: KO1324/01 Purchased with
grant support from the Army Museums Ogilby Trust.
Private Henry Watson
A portrait of Private Henry Watson, 4th King's Own.
Likely to have been painted in the 1830s and possibly by the same artist,
Charles Dean, of the portrait above of Watts.
Accession Number KO2714/01 Purchased with
support of the Museum's Acquisition Fund, Lancaster Military Heritage
Group, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and the War Memorial Village,
This style of painting/portrait is well known, although not common.
The next image is not a regimental soldier, but is included for interest.
Private Woodburn, 7th Regiment of Foot
Private Woodburn of the 7th Regiment of Foot (The Royal London Regiment,
later Royal Fusiliers) is pictured at Gibraltar in around 1842. The
image, received at the museum as a historical enquiry included a letter
dated 18th September 1842 which identified the soldier.
Digital Image of Private Woodburn, 1842
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