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Mounted Photograph
5 Inches by 7 Inches
(12.5 cm x 17.5 cm)
J. Weston & Son – Photographer
20A Sandgate Road
Folkestone, Kent, England
c. 1902
A very nice Anglo-Boer War era portrait of a sergeant of South African Light Horse (SALH).

Curiously, all of the SALH hat badges that I have examined photographically appear to be individually handmade, perhaps by the regimental armourer.

He wears a combination of equipment. This includes 1901 pattern waist belt, which also holds his revolver’s holster while across his shoulder he wears an earlier 1882 pattern


Raised in Cape Colony in 1899, the SALH served throughout the Anglo-Boer War earing the battle honors "Colenso", "Spion Kop", "Vaal Krantz", and "Tugela Heights". The unit was disbanded in 1907.

A young Winston Churchill served for a time with the South African Light Horse during the war.

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