Harold Paget was the commanding officer of the 7th Hussars during their 1896 campaign in Matabeleland and Mashonaland. As a captain, in 1884-5, he was adjutant to the Light Camel Regiment in the Sudan and was wounded in that campaign. He was the son of Col Leopold Paget, a Royal Artillery officer in the Indian Mutiny, and grandson of the Hon Berkeley Paget, younger brother of The Marquess of Anglesey and an officer in the 7th Hussars until 1809. The photo shows him as CO of the 7th in Bulawayo 1896 during the the Matabele Rising amongst his officers. He is the shorter man with a bamboo cane and a devoted dog. Major Ridley is on the left and Prince Alexander of Teck is behind them.
1849 born 9th Sep in Binligthorpe, Yorkshire
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