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Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

(1864-1925), General and Commander-in-Chief of Army in India

Sitter in 19 portraits
Born in Dorset in 1864 and educated at Eton College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; served in India and Burma before returning to England in 1889; in 1893 Rawlinson entered the Staff College, Camberley; he took up staff appointments during the South African War; at the outbreak of the First World War he took command of the British IV Corps and, in 1915, was elevated to command of the British First Army; he was taken off the front after questioning higher ranks about the tactics being used; he was later involved in the 1918 battle at Amiens, described as the British army's most distinguished operation of the war; Rawlinson was made Commander-in-Chief of the Army in India from 1920 to 1925.

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Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent, by Inglis Sheldon-Williams - NPG 4039(4)

Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by Inglis Sheldon-Williams
watercolour and pencil, 1900
NPG 4039(4)

Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent, by John Singer Sargent - NPG 4181

Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, circa 1919-1922
NPG 4181

General Officers of World War I, by John Singer Sargent - NPG 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

Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent, by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett - NPG x45447

Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
vintage bromide print, early-mid 1910s
NPG x45447

Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x44089

Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1918
NPG x44089

Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x44090

Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1918
NPG x44090

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Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
NPG x31959

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Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
NPG x31960

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Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
NPG x31961

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Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
NPG x31962

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Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
NPG x31963

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Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1918
NPG x159821

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Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1918
NPG x44088

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Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1918
NPG x44091

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