Officers playing cards at the Army & Navy Club, London
'Wounded 1854-1918- Officers playing cards at the Army & Navy Club, London. The painting in the background is 'Saving The Colours' by Robert Gibbs. It shows The Guards at Inkerman, 5th November 1854. Lieutenant Charles G, Kennaway, 5Th (Reserve) Battalion , Grenadier Guards (Machine Gun Battalion). In October Of 1914, Kennaway Was A 2Nd Lieutenant Attached 6Th Battalion (Perthshire Battalion) The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). In June Of 1917, He Was A Full Lieutenant.'
© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library
Victoria Cross, The New Order of Valour
Special colour supplement from the ILN, June 1857 to commemorate the introduction of the Victoria Cross, a new order of valour first bestowed by Queen Victoria upon Crimean War veterans. The page shows a variety of acts of heroism. Clockwise from top left: John Berryman (Troop Serg. Major)refusing to leave Captain Webb at Balaklava. W. Norman, (Private) bringing in single-handed two Russian soldiers. Thomas Beach (Private) at Inkerman, rescuing Colonel Carpenter. F. C. Elton (Major) working in the trenches under heavy fire. C. H. Lumley (Brevet Major) in the Redan, engaged with three Russian gunners. John Grieve (Serg. Major) saving the life of an officer at Balaklava.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans