Quartermaster General c1896

Wood was appointed Quartermaster General to the army on 9th Oct 1893. This appointment lasted until 1897. The tunic he wears here is the staff tunic worn by officers serving in various staff appointments from the rank of lieutenant to general. Sir Evelyn was the highest ranking officer to wear this style. It is scarlet and braided with gold cord across the chest and has rich gold lace and braid on the dark blue cuff, indicating rank and appointment. His gold cord shoulder cords have rank badges for general. He became a full general in March 1895 and this style off tunic was discontinued in 1897 so the photo must date somewhere between. His chest is well covered in medals and decorations. He has two chains draped over his shoulders. The outer one is the Knight Grand Cross for the Most Honourable Order of the Bath and the inner one is the Knight grand Cross for the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George. He has breast badges for these orders next to each other below his medals, with the Egyptian Order of Medjidie clearly shown underneath.

Military | Evelyn Wood


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