2nd Lieutenant Granville Egerton

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Postcard of 2nd Lieutenant Granville Egerton.
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2nd Lieutenant Granville Egerton

Photograph of 2nd Lieutenant Egerton before joining the 72nd Regiment of Foot at Kabul, 1879.

Granville George Algernon Egerton entered the army at the age of 20. Initially he served with the 72nd Regiment of Foot and joined the famous march from Kabul to Kandahar where the British defeated the Afghan army under the command of Ayub Khan in 1880.

Egerton was severely wounded at Kandahar, but recovered to have a distinguished military career which extended beyond World War I. He rose to the rank of Major-General and died in 1951.

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Online ID: 000-000-100-287-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0207: The Thistle at War
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  M.1953.638
Date: 1879
Dimensions: 155 mm H x 100 mm W
What: Photograph
Subject: Photographs / History - Military
Who: 72nd Regiment of Foot (British land forces)
Second Lieutenant Granville Egerton (subject)
Description: Photograph of 2nd Lieutenant Granville Egerton before joining the 72nd Regiment of Foot at Kabul, 1879.
  • Wood, Stephen The Scottish soldier. Manchester: Archive Publications with NMS, 1987 
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