Colonel Charles Clitherow Gore
Honorable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (late 83rd Foot)
A superb cabinet card photo of in almost mint condition of Colonel Gore
in the uniform of the Honorable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms.  The
photograph is by Maull & Fox, probably the premier London
photographic studio of the day.  Identified on the reverse in a
contemporary hand (probably Col. Gore’s signature) as “Colonel Charles
Clitherow Gore, R. B. Guard.”  The R. B. Guard is an abbreviation for
Royal Body Guard, the historic function of the Honorable Corps of
Gentlemen-at-Arms.  Colonel Gore appears to be wearing the Queen’s
Jubilee Medal and the Indian Mutiny medal with one clasp (for Central

Charles Clitherow Gore was born 7 September 1839.  He was the son
General the Honorable Sir Charles Stephen Gore and Sarah Rachael
Gore (nee Fraser).  
He died on 16 August 1926 and his obituary in The Times stated:

“Colonel Charles Clitherow Gore, formerly a member of his Majesty’s
Body Guard of the Honorable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms, who died in
London on Friday in his 87th year was a veteran of the Indian Mutiny.  
He was the second son of General the Hon. Sir Charles Gore, son of the
second Earl of Arran.  Born on September 7, 1839, he joined the Royal
Irish Rifles, and ultimately commanded the 1st Battalion.  Before he
was 19 he was present at the siege and capture of Kotah, on March 30,
1858, also the affair at Sauganeer, the defeat of the Gwalior rebels at
Kotaria, and the surprise attack on the rebels at Sekkur.  In the Boer
War of 1881 Colonel Gore served with the Natal Field Force.  In
January, 1887, he was gazetted to the Royal Body Guard, and retired
in 1921.  He was twice married, and had been a widow since 1921.  His
only son, Charles Saville Lumley Gore, died in 1902 while serving as
secretary to Lord Linlithgow, the first Governor-General of
Australia.”  (The Times Aug. 16, 1926, pg 12)