Godfrey Douglas Giles
(1857 - 1941)
Godfrey Douglas Giles was active/lived in United Kingdom, Scotland. Godfrey Giles is known for figure, genre, animal paintings, sporting scenes.
Biography Godfrey Douglas Giles
Godfrey Douglas Giles (1857-1941)
Born at Karachi, now Kurrachee, Pakistan on 9 November 1857 and baptized on 28 December the same year, son of Capt. Edward Giles and his wife Emily née Atkins. He was sent to Sandhurst to launch a military career and his first posting was to India in 1875. He served in the Second Afghan War with the 1st Sind Horse and was present at the battle of Hhuski-Nakhud in February 1879 and later painted the Charge of the Scinde Horse at Khuski-Nakhud. He accompanied the Gordon Relief Expedition to Sudan and commanded the Turkish cavalry at El Teb and provided a sketch of the battle which was the basis for a large fold-out panorama of the battle in The Graphic of 1 March 1884 and began
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