Captain Walker, 30th Regiment, 1 May 1855

Roger Fenton

 
Captain Walker, 30th Regiment, 1 May 1855
4 0 c m
 
38cm
actual image size: 30cm x 32cm

Captain Walker, 30th Regiment, Reading General Orders, 1 May 1855.

Photograph by Roger Fenton, Crimean War, 1855.

Captain Mark Walker of the 30th (The Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot, discharging one of his administrative duties as regimental adjutant. An extract from his journal for Tuesday 1 May 1855 reads 'I got a Photographic portrait taken today of my home and myself...'

However only weeks later a journal entry for Sunday 10 June 1855, just days before Walker transferred from the 30th Regiment to The Buffs, he was severely wounded during heavy firing at Sevastopol, when a howitzer shell dropped beside him and exploded. His right elbow was shattered in the explosion and subsequently had to have his arm amputated.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
4572
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1964-12-151-6-17

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