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Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy (1862-1935), Field Marshal

Sitter in 15 portraits
Born in Barnet, Hertfordshire and educated at Eton College; an excellent horseman, Byng was gazetted into the 10th Royal Hussars in 1883, the Prince of Wales' own regiment; he first experienced action in 1884 as his regiment attempted to suppress a rebellion in eastern Sudan; in 1894 he graduated from the Staff College, Camberley and was major of his regiment by 1898; he commanded a new regiment in the second Boer War and became colonel in 1902; he served with distinction during World War I with the British Expeditionary Force in France, in the Battle of Gallipoli, as Commander of the Canadian Corps, and as Commander of the British Third Army; from 1921-1926 he was governor-general of Canada.

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1954

General Officers of World War I

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1922
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1954

2908(5)

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by John Singer Sargent
pencil, circa 1922
NPG 2908(5)

3666

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pencil, variant published in Punch 8 December 1926
NPG 3666

x80513

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 February 1915
NPG x80513

x80515

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 February 1915
NPG x80515

x80517

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 February 1915
NPG x80517

x80518

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 February 1915
NPG x80518

x85716

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 18 February 1915
NPG x85716

x80514

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 February 1915
NPG x80514

x80516

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 February 1915
NPG x80516

x193673

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Bassano Ltd, published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 18 February 1915
NPG x193673

x65480

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1918
NPG x65480

x65481

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1918
NPG x65481

x67592

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1921
NPG x67592