Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cornet Henry John Wilkin


Cornet Henry John Wilkin, 11th Hussars (or Prince Albert’s Own), British Army. Photo Roger Fenton, 1855. John Wilkin (d.1891) rode in the Charge of the Light Brigade as the 11th Hussars’ Assistant Surgeon. On 2 February 1855 he purchased the rank of cornet in the 11th, and is photographed here in full hussar dress; even his horse has its throat plume. Wilkin was a skilful horseman and excelled in the races organised during the Crimean War.

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  1. I love the Hussar uniforms. I can only imagine the time it took to make them.

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