Historical information

Paul Sanford Methuen became deputy adjutant-general in South Africa in 1888. He was promoted to major general in 1890 and succeeded his father as 3rd baron in 1891.
He was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1898 and was given the command of the 1st Division on the outbreak of the Second Boer War. He suffered both defeats and successes during the war - the greatest defeat was at the Battle of Magersfontein, one of three defeats in "Black Week", which led to the dispatch of Lord Roberts to South Africa.
During his career he was awarded Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George and Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.

Physical description

Individual image from photographed poster of tobacco and cigarette cards.