Lord Frederick Paulet


Guards officers held a regimental rank and an army rank so that an ensign in the Guards was equal to a Lieutenant in the rest of the army. Lord Paulet's ranks were as follows:

Ensign and Lieutenant 11th June 1826
Lieutenant and Captain 21st Sep 1830
Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel 8th May 1846
Major 20th Feb 1855
Lieutenant-Colonel (Commanding Officer) 26th Oct 1858
Major-General 1860

Lord Paulet served throughout the Crimean War. He had a horse shot from under him at Alma. He reached the rank of Lieutenant-General and was appointed Comptroller of the Household and Equerry to the Duchess of Cambridge. He died in January 1871.

He is in full dress. The tunic has a low collar with an elongated star badge either side and his crown and star rank badges on the blue cloth. It is unusual to see the black stock worn so high above the tunic collar. The gold and crimson sash on his left shoulder and gold waistbelt show that he is in State dress. His decorations include a Companion of the Bath and his Crimean medals.


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by Stephen Luscombe