Identified as a member of the Queen's Royal (West Surrey) Regiment by the "Paschal Lamb" collar badges this young soldier is already a veteran of campaigning on India's
infamous North-West Frontier. He wears the ribbon for the 1895 India General Service Medal which he probably gained for the Tirah Campaign of 1897. He has a single good
conduct stripe on his left sleeve d
enoting at least 2 years exemplary service and a marksman's qualification badge (two crossed rifles) above the stripe. He would have been a
member of the regiment's 1st Battalion
which took part in the Tirah expedition and was stationed in India from 1895 to around 1906.

Cabinet Photograph
T. Winter - Photographer
Muree & Rawal Pindi, India
c 1900