The distinguished officer of the royal marines portrayed here is the honorable William Stratton Aslett of Her Majesty's Portsmouth division. He is shown in full dress uniform with his sabre casually tucked in the crook of his left arm. In a pose true to the period, Colonel Aslett is postured on what appears to be a fort's parapet overlooking the sea, with a full-rigged ship visible on the horizon.
Colonel Aslett was commissioned a second lieutenant in July of 1837. He served honorably in Her Majesty's forces for 33 years achieving the rank of colonel in December of 1865. He distinguished himself as brigade major in the Crimea in 1854 and 1855 being present for both the celebrated "Charge of the Light Brigade" at the assault on Balaklava heights and the siege and surrender at Sebastopol.
Colonel Aslett's Name Is Inscribed Verso on the Trade Label.
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