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Captain John Augustus Wood, Bushire, Persia, 1856. Artist: L Edwards

Captain John Augustus Wood, Bushire, Persia, 1856. Artist: L Edwards


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Captain John Augustus Wood, Bushire, Persia, 1856. Artist: L Edwards

Captain John Augustus Wood, Bushire, Persia, 1856. John Wood was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, and captain in the 20th Bombay Native Infantry, Indian Army, during the Anglo-Persian War of 1856-1857. Captain Wood led a Grenadier Company which led the assault on the fort of Bushire. He was hit by seven musket balls at close range but continued to lead the attack, which was successful. Wood survived and later rose to the rank of colonel

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This print captures the heroic figure of Captain John Augustus Wood, a Scottish war hero who played a significant role in the Anglo-Persian War of 1856-1857. The artist, L Edwards, skillfully portrays Captain Wood standing proudly in his military uniform against the backdrop of Bushire, Persia. In this image, we witness the embodiment of bravery and courage as Captain Wood led a Grenadier Company during an assault on the fort of Bushire. Despite being struck by seven musket balls at close range, he fearlessly continued to lead his men towards victory. This act of unwavering determination earned him the prestigious Victoria Cross. The photograph showcases not only Captain Wood's remarkable resilience but also highlights his rise through the ranks to become a respected colonel within the Indian Army's 20th Bombay Native Infantry. His story is one that exemplifies true leadership and dedication to duty. The vibrant colors and attention to detail in this artwork bring to life both the historical significance and cultural context surrounding this momentous event. It serves as a testament to Captain John Augustus Wood's indomitable spirit and enduring legacy as a war hero. As we gaze upon this powerful image, we are reminded of the sacrifices made by individuals like Captain Wood who fought valiantly for their country and left an indelible mark on history.

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