An early Irish cdv of an officer of the 7th Hussars


The excellent carte de visite by T. Cranfield, 115 Grafton St. Dublin shows a bust length portrait in the oval sytle fashionable in the 1860s. The officer is identified on the verso as Edward Hegan Kennard, 7H and he wears the dress uniform with his rank badge on the collar. He wears the standard pattern 1821 cavlary officer’s sword. Kennard was commissioned as a cornet in the 7th (Queen’s Own) Hussars in November 1858, being promoted lieutenant in June 1862. The photograph must date to before 1866 when he was given a captaincy and would have added a star to his rank badge. He appears in Hart’s Army List 1868 as having transferred to the 8th (King’s Royal Irish) Hussars. He has disappeared from the list by 1870.      mar31/6


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