The image is of  Major General George O'Malley (1780 - 1843)

who served in the 2nd Battalion of the 44th Regiment of Foot (*) (The East Essex Regiment)
 at the battles of Quatre Bras (*) (16 June), and Waterloo (18 June 1815)

  The image is of a portrait by William Salter, (*) one of two painted as studies for the larger work - The Waterloo Banquet at Apsley House, 1836. The other portrait is in the National Portrait Gallery. (*)   Another portrait is in Chelmsford. (*)

   There is a "biography" of Major General O'Malley here but it is not completely accurate. The statue mentioned at the end was erected by the Friendly Brothers of St. Patrick and was originally sited in the Parade Ground of Castlebar Barracks. It is now in the grounds of ChristChurch - Castlebar Parish Church - in Co. Mayo, Ireland.  His obituary as published in The Gentleman's Magazine is here.

In 1833, he travelled in Italy and Austria using this "passport".

James O'Malley, a younger brother of the Major General also served at Waterloo, as Surgeon of the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons.

Their sister Elizabeth  (*)  married John Irwin of Camlin House, Boyle. (1798).

Last edited 21st July  2014