Major Sir John Scott Lillie, 7th Cacadores, Portuguese Army, 1820 (c)

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Major Sir John Scott Lillie, 7th Cacadores, Portuguese Army, 1820 (c)
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Major (later Lieutenant-Colonel) Sir John Scott Lillie (1790-1868), 7th Cacadores, Portuguese Army, 1820 (c).

Oil on canvas by unknown artist, 1820 (c), with later additions, post -1848.

Lillie joined the Army as an ensign in the 6th (or 1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot in 1807. In 1808 he was part of the first expedition to Portugal, during the Peninsular War (1808-1814). He joined the Portuguese Army in December that year as a captain in the Lusitanian Legion, and took part in various engagements in defence of Portugal. Promoted lieutenant in 1810, he fought at the Battle of Busaco (1810) and the retreat to the lines of Torres Vedras that year.Lillie commanded the 7th Caçadores in several battles which included the Pyrenees (1813), Nivelle (1813), Orthes (1814), and Toulouse (1814), for which he received the Army Gold Cross. He also received the Military General Service Medal (1793-1814) with seven clasps for these engagements. At the Battle of Toulouse, he was severely wounded and left for dead on the battlefield for some 48 hours.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
58364
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1981-08-64-1

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