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Sir Walter Henry Cowan, 1st Bt

(1871-1956), Admiral

20th Century Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 8 portraits
Born at Crickhowell, Brecknockshire, he joined the navy in 1884 where he was invalided twice within the first ten years of his career. He became Lord Kitchener's aide-de-camp spending the entire year of 1900 in the field. Aged 30, he was promoted to commander, and then captain, seeing action in the battle of Jutland. Following a period of unemployment he accepted the America and West Indies command and was made admiral in 1927; he became first and principal naval aide-de-camp to the King in 1930, retiring from the active list the year after. Returning to service on the outbreak of war in 1939, he acted in the rank of commander, taking part in many operations in Egypt, India and Italy.

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Naval Officers of World War I, by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope - NPG 1913

Naval Officers of World War I

by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1921
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1913

Sir Walter Henry Cowan, 1st Bt, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x65764

Sir Walter Henry Cowan, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1919
NPG x65764

Sir Walter Henry Cowan, 1st Bt, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x166778

Sir Walter Henry Cowan, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1931
NPG x166778

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Sir Walter Henry Cowan, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x87346

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Sir Walter Henry Cowan, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x87348

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Sir Walter Henry Cowan, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
copy negative, copied June 1942
NPG x164189

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