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Sir Henry Timson Lukin (1860-1925), Major-General

Sitter in 4 portraits
Born in Fulham into a family with distinguished military associations, the prospect of war with the Zulu led him to Durban in 1879; he obtained a commission in a native cavalry contingent; promoted lieutenant in the Cape mounted riflemen; particularly distinguished himself in the South African War; was appointed commandant-general of the Cape colonial forces in 1904; in 1912 he was made inspector-general of the permanent force, Union of South Africa; commanded the 1st South African infantry brigade for much of the First World War; travelled to England in 1918 to command the 64th division for the remainder of the war; he then returned to South Africa to play a leading part in defence and ex-servicemen's affairs.

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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

x186052

Sir Henry Timson Lukin

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1918
NPG x186052

x65360

Sir Henry Timson Lukin

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1918
NPG x65360

x65361

Sir Henry Timson Lukin

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1918
NPG x65361

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