Coronation of Edward V11
Frank Bowcher was granted a special sitting for this portrait and silver examples were sold at the time for £2/15/-.
Made with the altered date of the coronation.
Sir Martin Dillon,(1826-1913) was an Irish senior officer in the British Army.
He was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 1887. Promoted lieutenant-general in 1887 and full general on 16 July 1892, he was given the colonelcy of The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) in 1897, transferring in 1913 to be briefly colonel-commandant of the 1st Battalion of the Rifle Brigade.
Dillon was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) in the 1902 Coronation Honours list published on 26 June 1902 and was invested by King Edward VII at Buckingham Palace on 8 August 1902.
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