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Lord George Augustus Frederick Paget (1818-1880) and Lieut. Col. John Douglas (d.1871)

Lord Paget, seen here on horseback during the Crimean War, is a cousin of Rosa Maria Paget, wife of Col John Douglas.
Paget served in the Crimean War and fought at Alma and Balaclava in command of the 4th (The Queen's Own) Light Dragoons.

Lord George has a niece, Violet, who married Rev. Sholto Douglas, 2nd Baron Bythswood, of Douglas Support.

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Comment by William Douglas on May 1, 2022 at 9:52

Yes, I think it is a Fenton photograph.
Drysdale and Douglas - both hairy men!

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on April 30, 2022 at 21:51

Is this from the Robert Fenton collection ? this is Captain John Drysdale of the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment during the Crimean War of 1855 , photograph by Roger Fenton .

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