Battery Sgt-Major C Kilpatrick c1890

The senior NCO of 49th Field Battery. This photo, published in Navy & Army Illustrated in 1899, was taken when Kilpatrick was a sergeant. He joined up in 1876 at the age of 15 and was a lance-bombadier at the age of 17. The Kilpatricks were an artillery family; his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, three grand-uncles, two uncles and his brother all served in the RA.

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