5 Inches by 7 Inches
(12.5 cm x 17.5 cm)
J. Weston & Son – Photographer
20A Sandgate Road
Folkestone, Kent, England
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
A young Winston Churchill served for a time with the South African Light Horse during the war.