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Soame Gambier Jenyns

(1826-1873), Army officer

Sitter in 2 portraits

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Soame Gambier Jenyns, by W.T. & R. Gowland (William Thomas Gowland & Robert Gowland) - NPG Ax77119

Soame Gambier Jenyns

by W.T. & R. Gowland (William Thomas Gowland & Robert Gowland)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax77119

Soame Gambier Jenyns, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax77086

Soame Gambier Jenyns

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1861
NPG Ax77086

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Philip Boys

11 December 2016, 18:31

SGJ was a Captain in the 13th Light Dragoons who distinguished himself in the Charge of the Light Brigade (25 October 1854).

Born 4th of February 1826, the son of George Jenyns, of Bottisham Hall, Cambridgeshire, and his wife Maria Jane, daughter of Sir James Gambier.

He died suddenly (possibly after an asthma attack) at Much Wenlock, Shropshire, on the 26th of November 1873, aged 47 years. At this time he was Assistant Adjutant-General at the Horse Guards.

He was buried in the family vault in Bottisham Church on the 3rd of December 1873.

There is a detailed biography online at

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