This early Edwardian photograph depicts a private of the 1st Battalion, the York & Lancaster Regiment from sometime around 1905. He wears a scarlet foreign service frock that
revived some elements of the 1877-81 pattern tunic
/frock such as the trefoil cuff braid and piped shoulder straps. His white foreign service helmet which rests on the studio chair in
front of him is of a transitional pattern with a flattened and extended rear peak. Eventually the sides and front peak of the helmets would be extended as such and become known as
the Woseley pattern. He wears t
wo good conduct stripes signifying at least 5 years exemplary service. His lion and rose collar badges of the York & Lancasters are clearly visible.
The regiment's 1st battalion was stationed at various Indian posts between 1902 and the beginning of the Great War.

Cabinet Photograph
Wiele & Raina - Photographers
Agra & Naini Tal, India
c. 1905