India, Ceylon, The North -West Frontier and Afghanistan.
Cabinet Photographs
Nagpore, India.

Originally the only
information available was
that provided by his
Central India Times
obituary. Recently Mr.
Jerome Lantz of
provided additional facts
soldier/hunter including his
first name, the date of his
commission, when he
shipped out to India, his
unit within the Royal
Artillery, as well as the
year of his death - a fact
missing from the Central
India Times article.
The story also reflects the
additional fact that warfare
was not the only danger
facing British soldiers
posted overseas. While
disease was probably the
most common malady
afflicting officers and other
ranks serving in the
colonies, other more exotic
dangers - such as the
mentioned tiger attack also
lurked in the shadows.  
Both items were found  
mounted together on an
album page.
Bombardier Sturgeon
Royal Garrison Artillery
c. 1890's
Servant & Pets
c. 1890
Frank Smith
Piper of the
c. 1899
Lieutenant John Keith of the
Royal Artillery
Mounted Photograph
2 3/8 inches by 3 3/4 inches
(6 x 9.5 cm)
Unknown Date c. 1860's
Unknown Location
The Lincolnshire Regiment
Sergeant in Turban
Royal Engineers
c. 1880's-90's
The Kings Royal Rifle Corps
c. 1902
George Thomas Sida
Royal Artillery
17th Lancer
c. 1893
12th (Prince of Wales) Lancers
c. 1902
Unidentified Private
The South Wales Borderers
c. 1890
c. 1902
Kieth's fatal encounter
with a tiger.
Drummer F. Hayter
The Suffolk Regiment
c. 1894
Unidentified Private
The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey)
c. 1900
Unidentified Private
2nd Battalion
The Yorkshire Regiment
c. 1897
2 7/8 inches by 5 3/4
(7.5 cm x 15 cm)
The 3rd Kings Own Hussars
The 2nd Battalion,
The Gordon Highlanders
c. 1903
Ch. R. Elasford?
c. 1890's
Lance Corporal
George Barton Meadows
2nd Battalion
(Sherwood Foresters)
c. 1888
Sergeant & Bandsman
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
c. 1890's
Staff Sergeant
Inspectors of Military Schools
c. 1890's
Daniel Dravot - "You are going to become soldiers. A soldier does not think. He only obeys. Do you really think that if a soldier thought twice he'd
give his life for queen and country? Not bloody likely."
                                        From the John Huston film of the Rudyard Kipling story The Man Who Would Be King
Charles Bailey
Royal Scots Fusiliers
c. 1880's
2nd Lieutenant Alexander
Royal Irish Fusiliers
January 1883
Alfred Lilley
21st Hussars
25 April, 1871
John Madden
4/60th Rifles
William Meldrum
16th Lancers
with Wife &
Sergeant Edgar Job Evans
Mary J. Evans
The Kings (Shropshire) Light Infantry
c. 1900
Henry Charlesworth
Army Medical Sevice
December 1897
Left: Colonel Frederick Rowcroft,
Carte de Visite
c. 1870's
Colonel Frederick Rowcroft, 4th Battalion, The Gurkha Rifles, entered Kabul in

Forty-five years old at the time, Roycroft wrote a series of letters home to his
friend  in London, Lachlan "Forky" Forbes and described the conditions in
Afghanistan that he and his men delt with - both due to the adverse climate as well
possibly due to illness since he dies not long afterward in 1883.
John S. Conder
14th King's Hussars
c. 1881
Pioneer Sergeant
Arthur John Linington Lidstone Wills
2nd Battalion,
The Suffolk Regiment
Unidentified Officer
20th Hussars
c. 1900
c. 1885
Horace Pitt Kennedy Skipton
Indian Police Service
c. 1902
Indian Havildar
& family
c. 1900
Boer War Veteran
c. 1902
Five Veteran
c. 1900
Album Group
1st Battalion,
8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot
c. 1868
Privates Joe and John Stretton
c. 1880's - 1900's
Riflemen of the
32nd Burmah & 39th Gwalior Regiments
c. 1900
Unknown Regiment
Unidentified Royal Artillery Gunner
c. 1900
Unidentified Private
with Colt Lightning Rifle
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
c. 1900
Sergeant of the
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
and Family
c. 1900
Right: An unidentified Jemadar
of the
7th (Duke of Connaught's Own)
Rajput Bengal Infantry

Cabinet Photograph
c. 1900's
Infantry although his tunic is of a simpler pattern than usually indicate
his rank.

Count von Waldersee that relieved the foreign legations in Peking after
the famous 55-day siege.
Capt.George H. H. Couchman,

Cabinet Photograph
Belgaum, India
c. 1887
upon the apparent rank (captain) of
SSomerset Light Infantry), the
location and the fact that he is wearing
officer as Captain George the
13th Regiment of Light

He was born on the 7th
December 1859, the son of
Couchman of the Madras Sir
George Cornish Whitlock.
Couchman married Miss
Helen Mary Chattock in 1899.
I have been unable to any
record of children resulting
from their union.

An outline of his service
career follows here:
Achibald Francis Stewart
Durham Light Infantry  
Indian Army
June 1986
Patrick Carfrae Dalmaloy
Indian Army
9th Lancers
No. 3692 Colour-Sergeant
Walter Anniss

Riding Regiment  & 6/Royal
West Surrey Regiment

Cabinet Photograph
Lucknow, India
December 30, 1904
Robert and
education at
Church School in

He enlisted in the
1st Battalion of the
Wellington's West
for twelve years on
the time of his
enlistment he was
brown hair. He was also described as having a diamond tattoo on his right forearm and a
cross/anchor tattoo on his left forearm.

Promotions were as follows:
Corporal - 15 May, 1895
Lance Sergeant - 19 November, 1895
Sergeant - 17 April, 1897
Band Sergeant
Albert John Warren
1st Battalion,
The Gloucestershire
Four Military Policemen
2nd Battalion,
The South Staffordshire Regiment
c. 1903
Leonard George Watkins

Royal Artillery
Indian Army Ordnance

Cabinet Photograph
Bourne & Shepherd
Bombay, India
Leonard George Watkins was born at Thrybergh, Yorkshire in 1860.
He was the son of Frederick Watkins and the former Miss Amelia
Millett. Frederick Watkins was at one time Her Majesty's Inspector
of Schools and later Archdeacon of York. He was also a friend and
correspondent of Charles Darwin from their days at Cambridge.

Leonard George Watkins was appointed a Gentleman Cadet at the
Royal Military Academy on 20 September, 1878. His promotions and
appointments were as follows:
Lieutenant - 27 July, 1880
Seconded to the Indian Ordnance Store Dept. - 19 September, 1886
Captain - 14 January, 1889
Major - 14 September, 1898
Lieutenant-Colonel - 15 July, 1908
Temporary Colonel/Inspector of Ordnance, Northern India -
16 November, 1910
Deputy Inspector General of Ordnance in India - 1 January, 1910
Colonel - 7 March, 1912
All of Watkins field service took place in India. He served in the 3rd
Burma War from 1885 to 1886, the North West Frontier (1897-98),
with the Tirah Expeditionary Force where he served as ordnance
officer on the lines of communications and received a Mention in
Despatches on 4 March, 1898 from General Sir William Lockhart.
Privates No. 4533 Arthur Ponder and No. 4479 Alfred Richardson of the 2nd
Battalion, the Suffolk Regiment as they appear in a set of memorial cabinet
photographs that were probably produced for members of their battalion after
the tragedy at the Fallelie Canal at Hyderabad that took both their lives on 20
June, 1902.
Lance Corporal
E. May
"E" Company
2nd Battalion
The Royal Scots
September, 1902
Rifle Sergeant
c. 1900
1st Battalion
The Royal Welsh Fusiliers
c. 1894