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This unidentified trooper wears collars tabs of the Cape Colonial Forces (C.C.F.) and appears the wear the ribbons for the Queen's and King's South Africa Medals. At this juncture it seem quite likely that man was part of the C.C.F. contingent that attended  the 1902 coronation of Edward VII.

The trooper wears the crossed rifle marksman badge on his left cuff and at least two volunteer service stars on his right cuff. The C.C.F. collar tabs are clearly seen and under magnification his buttons look to bear a Scottish thistle design.

The Cape Colonial Forces was something of an umbrella organization that encompassed of the volunteer colonial units raised in Cape Colony. Established in 1853 it was abolished with the establishment of the Union Defense Forces in 1912.

Cabinet Photograph
Lyddell Sawyer - Photographer
230 Regent Street, Westminster, London, England
c. 1902

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