Major General William Haly, C.B. A good cdv in uniform.


Major General William O’Grady Haly, C.B. A good, clean carte de visite portrait by Bourne & Shepherd, Photographers, India . This is the earlier style of B & H card used from the firm’s formation in 1863.

We have been able to identify the sitter because of having another, damaged but signed card of Haly dating froma few years later –   SOLD 18th March 2023

a bust length cdv portrait of the General in civilian dress by W Baker, Murree, signed on the reverse W O’G Haly, Maj. Genrl, Murree, October 1869. There is an unfortunately positioned sepia ink blot to the on the face which may be removable with care.
1828 Ensign; Lieutenant 1831; Captain 1834; Major 1846; Lt Col 1850;
Colonel 1854. In 1857 he was the Lieut Colonel commanding the 47th (The Lancashire) Regt of Foot, then headquartered in Malta.
1868 From 38th Foot, commanding a Division of the Bengal Army. This year’s Hart’s Army List gives his record: Major General Haly served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854-55, including the battles of Alma (charger killed) and Inkerman (received four bayonet wounds), capture of Balaklava, siege and fall of Sebastopol, and sortie on 26th October (Medal and Clasps, C.B., Officer of the Legion of Honor, 3rd Class of the Medjidie, and Turkish Medal).      jun30/3
Provenance: Gen Sir Peter Lumsden, GCB, CSI. & by descent.