Reginald Ramsay Gipps


Gipps was gazetted ensign and Lieutenant in the Scots Fusilier Guards in April 1849 and served with them until 1881. In the Crimean War he was wounded in the hand by a Russian bayonet at the Alma and shot through the neck at Inkerman. He remained there until the regiment returned in 1856, serving as adjutant from March to August 1855. He was appointed Commanding officer in 1877 until 1881 when he was promoted to Major-General. The photograph shows him in the uniform of Military Secretary to Horse Guards with the rank of Lieutenant-General, a post he held from March 1892 to May 1896. Sir Reginald was promoted to General in may 1894, awarded the KCB and made Colonel of the Durham Light Infantry from 17th December 1897 until his death on 10th September 1908.


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by Stephen Luscombe