|The above photograph depicts a trooper of the 2nd Life Guards just prior to the Anglo-Boer War. He is identified on
the reverse of this image and the same inscription states that he died in South Africa.
After conducting some research I believe that this man is Frederick James Hunt of Brighton, Sussex, the son of
Frederick Marshall Hunt - a furniture dealer - and Lucy Dean Tatler. At the time of his attestation Frederick James
was also described as a furniture dealer.
Hunt enlisted in the 2nd Life Guards Cavalry on 9 January 1897 with his given age 21 years which would place his
birthday in 1876. He is described as being 5 feet 11 1/2 inches tall, weighing 164 pounds with a fresh complexion, grey
eyes and brown hair. He also stated having previous military experience as a member of the 1st Sussex Artillery
Hunt was posted in England until 3 December 1899 when he departed for South Africa arriving on 12 April 1899. His
service was quite short as he succumbed to enteric fever at Bloefontein on 4 June 1899. Even though his active service
was very brief the Queen's South Africa Medal Roll credits Hunt with clasps for "Dreifontein" and "Cape Colony"
Hunt served about 2 1/2 years with the colours prior to his death.
A & G Taylor - Photographer
70 & 78 Queen Victoria Street, London, England
Mayger - Photographer
128 High Street, Hounslow, London, England
Below: Another cabinet photograph found in the same album as that of Frederick James Hunt above. Unidentified, it
may depict another member of the Hunt family or a family friend.