|His uniform would be dark blue with red piping, this veteran gunner of the Royal Artillery has seen his fair share of service by
the time this photograph was taken by Albert J. Vandall of the Vandall Studios in Rhode Island. His name, as well as those of
his two dogs, is unrecorded.
On his sleeve her wears two good conduct stripes just above his cuff braid. Above these he has the crossed cannons and crown
badge for 1st Class Gunner and above this the a wreath with the letter L in script for qualified gun layer.
On his tunic he wears the following medals for service in Kitchener's Omdurman Campaign in the Sudan and the Anglo-Boer
War in South Africa: the Queen's Sudan Medal, the Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps, the King's South Africa
Medal with its usual two clasps and the Khedive's Sudan Medal with one clasp.
While it is possible that this soldier was photographed from life in Rhode Island, it seems more likely that this image is copy
photo reproduced from an older original by photographer Albert J. Vandall.
8 Inches by 6 Inches
(20.3cm x 15.2cm)
Vandall Studio - Photographer
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States