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Portraits from the King's Own Collection

Image KO2553/01
Major James Warde Oliver of the 4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot, about 1799.  Miniature portrait.
Oliver was commissioned into the regiment as an Ensign in January 1794.  He was held as a prisoner of war in 1799 and promoted Captain the same year.  He left the regiment in 1809 and was wounded whilst serving in the Peninsula War and died at Elvas, Portugal in 1811, aged 32.
KO0058/36    Gift of Mrs Crofton.

Image KO0785/01
Lieutenant Colonel James Wynch circa 1799. Miniature.
James Wynch was born in Yorkshire in 1763, son of Alexander Wynch, Governor of Madras.  He joined the King’s Own in August 1799 from the 36th Foot, becoming Lieutenant Colonel in the November.  He was wounded at Beverwyck, and again at Corunna whilst in command of the regiment.  He was appointed to command a brigade in the Light Division in the Peninsula but died of dysentery at Lisbon in 1811.
KO1388/01 Purchased with grant aid from the Army Museums Ogilby Trust

Captain David Craig, 4th Foot, the King’s Own.  Miniature portrait in brass oval surround.
Served in the King’s Own between 1800 and 1820.  He is known to have served in the Peninsula and North America, where he was wounded at the Battle of New Orleans in 1814.
KO2688/01    Purchased

Lieutenant Jonas Fawson, 4th Foot, the King’s Own.  Watercolour miniature.
Commissioned as an Ensign in the King’s Own on 27th February 1805 and promoted Lieutenant shortly afterwards.  He was killed in action at San Sebastian on 31st August 1813, one of five officers and 117 men killed during the storming of the French-held fortress.
KO2706/01 Gift of Mrs P Salter, London.

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