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Drury-Lowe joined the 17th Lancers in 1854 as a Cornet. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in November 1854 and Captain in November 1856.
He served in the Crimean War at the Battle of Chernaya River and was at the Siege of Sevastopol when it fell. He also saw service in the Indian Mutiny in 1858–1859.
Drury-Lowe purchased a commission as Major in 1862, and was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel of the 17th Lancers in 1866. He commanded the regiment for 12 years -most notably at the Battle of Ulundi (1879), the last pitched battle of the Zulu War.
In the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War, he received the surrender of Urabi Pasha. He was publicly thanked in the House of Commons, and knighted on 18 November 1882.Drury-Lowe was promoted to Lieutenant-General in 1890.and retired in 1895.
This is a fine ink signature, cut from the bottom of a handwritten letter, on a piece measuring 4" x 2". In very good condition.