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A 1903 portrait of 'Fighting Mac' (Major-General Sir Hector Archibald MacDonald, KCB, DSO , 1853-1903), a distinguished Victorian soldier who despite being acclaimed for his service in Afghanistan, Omdurman , Sudan, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) & the Boer War; and being appointed an aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria, he committed suicide in Paris returning from Ceylon after being accused of homosexual activities and facing a court-martial . The son of a Scottish croftcrofter. He left school aged 14 and at 17 enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders at Fort George, as an ordinary private soldier.

A 1903 portrait of  'Fighting Mac' (Major-General Sir Hector Archibald MacDonald, KCB, DSO , 1853-1903), a  distinguished Victorian soldier who despite being acclaimed for his service in Afghanistan, Omdurman , Sudan, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) & the Boer War; and being appointed  an aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria, he committed suicide in Paris  returning from Ceylon  after being accused of homosexual activities and facing a court-martial . The son of a  Scottish croftcrofter. He left school aged 14 and at 17  enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders at Fort George, as an ordinary  private soldier. Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Colin Waters / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2CWA4CT

File size:

60.9 MB (2.6 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

4004 x 5315 px | 33.9 x 45 cm | 13.3 x 17.7 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

3 September 2020

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

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