A 20 page (40 sides) album, 310mm x 411mm, with red leather covers inscribed 'A.W.H.' in gold-tooled letters, relating to Lieutenant, later Admiral, A.W. Heneage, containing some 125 photographs, the majority with captions, of topographical and military interest, 39 showing wartime activities of Royal Naval personnel at Ladysmith and elsewhere in South Africa, plus many views of the Philippines, and one of a Scouts group in 1925 including Baden-Powell, spine restored, otherwise in good condition.
Pictures courtesy of Spink
Algernon Walker Heneage was born in 1871, the son of Major C. W. Heneage, V.C. and entered the Royal Navy in 1886. Having been present with the Americans for the Philippine War, he served as Lieutenant in H.M.S. Powerful, and was mentioned in Captain Lambton's Despatch for the Defence of Ladysmith:
'Lieutenant Heneage has conducted the duties of Senior Executive Officer entirely to my satisfaction.'
He was also mentioned in Sir George White's despatch (London Gazette 2 December 1899, refers) and was specially promoted Commander for this service in May 1900. Heneage commanded Spartan as escort ship to Queen Alexandra during her Majesty's visit to Norway and Denmark in 1904, being made M.V.O. in the process. Commanding the 1st Squadron Minelayers, August 1910-August 1912, during the course of the Great War he commanded Albion and finished with a C.B., a French Legion of Honour, a Japanese Order of the Rising Sun and a brace of 'mentions'.