A private of the 1st Battalion, the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) wearing his Queen's South Africa medal with
three bars. He wears the late style foreign service helmet with the squared off rear peak
. The rear peak was squared off in
order to prevent the helmet's front from being pushed down over the soldier's eyes by his shoulders when firing from a prone
position.


The 1st Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment served with the 13th Brigade in South Africa
during the
Anglo-Boer War
.

Although there are no photographer's marks on the photograph the ad hoc look to the setting makes me believe that the
photograph was taken in a makeshift "studio" in the field someplace in South Africa.


Cabinet Photograph
Unknown Photographer
Unknown Location - Probably South Africa
c. 1902