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Earl Of Albemarle 1883 Vanity Fair Print



General George Thomas Keppel The 6th Earl Of Albemarle 1883 Vanity Fair Print

Ancestor of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Original Vanity Fair Print Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: Waterloo

Keppel fought with the 14th Regiment of Foot in the Battle of Waterloo. He joined the second battalion in Corfu, and was transferred to the 22nd Foot, with which he served in Mauritius and at the Cape of Good Hope, returning home in 1819. Keppel was transferred as lieutenant to the 20th Regiment of Foot in 1820 and went to India, where he was aide-de-camp to the Governor-General Marquess of Hastings until his resignation in 1823, when Keppel returned to England, travelling overland through Persia, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Keppel was aide-de-camp to the Marquess Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for two years, and was promoted captain in the 62nd Foot in 1825. He then studied in the senior department of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and in 1827 obtained a half-pay unattached majority. In 1829 he visited the seat of the Russo-Turkish war and was with the British fleet in Turkish waters. He did not again serve on full pay, but continued to rise in rank. By 1841 he became major and lieutenant-colonel, and was promoted to colonel in 1854 and to major-general in 1858. He was made lieutenant-general in 1866 and finally general in 1874.

Published: 14-Jul-1883 Signed by: T, Theobald Chartran .

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