Sir Henry Knight Storks(1811-1874), Lieutenant-General
Sitter in 6 portraits
Commissioned into the army in 1832, Storks rose swiftly through the ranks and by 1854 had become a Colonel. During the Crimean War, he was in charge of the British establishments in Turkey, from the Bosphorus to Smyrna, and received the rank of Major-General. He superintended the final British withdrawal from Turkey at the end of the war. In 1859 Storks became the last High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands. The British protectorate was resigned by treaty in 1863, and the islands united with Greece. He later served as Governor, first of Malta and then of Jamaica.
by Samuel Bellin, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Jerry Barrett
mixed-method engraving, 1858 (1857)
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