Seaforth Highglanders. Signed portrait of Henry C Hovell-Thurlow-Cunningham-Bruce


Original Signed Photographic Portrait of Henry Charles Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce as ADC to the High Commissioner and Commander in Chief of Palestine, Signed and Dated Jerusalem 1938, 6 x 9ins [ 16 x 22cm], A striking portrait showing the young Hon Henry Cumming-Bruce half length, wearing tropical dress uniform of the Seaforth Highlanders, signed in ink bottom right, “Yours ever affec Harry Cumming Bruce Jerusalem 16 March 1938”, excellent condition, unfaded, very small tear without loss upper right side, reverse with copyright stamp of H Orushkeb, New Russian Bldg, Jaffa Road, Jerusalem, Palestine and numbered 17469A, tipped at the top to a thin black card backing. The lieutenant is shown wearing Seaforth Highlanders tropical full dress with cross belt, gilt bullion epaulettes and the aiguilette of an ADC to the Governor, holding a sword. He wears the Jubilee Medal of King George V and the order of St John of Jerusalem. The sitter served in Palestine from 1936 and had a distinguished career during World War II, commanding a battalion of the Gordon Highlanders, winning a DSO and bar. He rose to be a Major General and succeeded his father as 7th Baron Thurlow in 1952. He died in 1971.

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