|Arthur William Patrick Albert, The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn.
Born in 1850 at Buckingham Palace, Arthur was the third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Like his brothers
Arthur was school by a private tutors. He then entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and upon graduation
entered service with the Royal Engineers (1868), exchanging two years later into the Royal Artillery and subsequently
into the Rifle Brigade the 7th Hussars and back to the Rifle Brigade as Lieutenant-Colonel in 1876. He served in India
from 1883-5 and again from September 1886 to March 1890 as GOC Bombay Command.
Arthur was also the only of Queen Victoria's sons to see active service. With the rank of Major-General, he was
commanding the 1st (Guards) Brigade of the 1st Division during Sir Garnet Wolseley's Egyptian Campaign of 1882.
He later served as Commander-in-Chief in Ireland (1900-04), Inspector-General of the Forces (1904-07) and
Governor-General of Canada (1911-16). He also served throughout World War One in both Canada and Great Britain.
This photograph dates from around 1883 while the Duke was Colonel of the Scots Guards.
Promoted to full general on 1 April, 1893
Field-Marshall - 26 June, 1902
He died in 1942 at the age of 92
9 1/2 Inches by 7 1/4 Inches
(24 cm x 18.5 cm)
W. & D. Downey - Photographer
57 & 61 Ebury Street, London, England