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At first glance this private of the 1st Battalion, the Cheshire Regiment appears to be wearing Masonic regalia but in fact he is a member of the International Order of Good Templars - a temperance society. He wears two temperance medals that along with the vest-like sash were not authorized for wear - as was any fraternal regalia - and would have been taken off as soon as the photographic session was completed.

Cabinet Photograph
S. Dhunjeebhoy - Photographer
c 1897

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