Wood's Staff

The staff of the Flying Column which Evelyn Wood commanded in the second invasion of Zululand in 1879. Wood is seated in the centre, wearing an undress frock of the 90th Light Infantry. This red jacket has red cuffs instead of the buff coloured cuffs on the full dress tunic, but the gold lace and braid decoration show his colonel's rank. He is talking to Major Clery. Lord Beresford is standing second from the left and Lt Henry Lysons, VC winner of the 90th LI is sitting on the ground in front.

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