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    Battalion Colours
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    Hep Needed With Photograph Identification

    Post by Battalion Colours on Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:05 pm




    The above studio portrait was taken in Halifax. Can anyone identify the time period? Is he Militia, NWMP or Canadian Army?
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    Re: Hep Needed With Photograph Identification

    Post by Battalion Colours on Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:48 pm

    After looking at some photographs on the Victorian Wars Forum, I believe this is a Boer War photograph.
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    Re: Hep Needed With Photograph Identification

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:38 pm

    Neat pic! I would have guessed NWMP.


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    Re: Hep Needed With Photograph Identification

    Post by Bill on Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:06 am

    Hi Adam, The image being taken in Halifax suggests an embarkation photo? The uniform, with the stetson and the pattern of bandolier is consistent with a Boer War Canadian Mounted Rifles trooper. The rifle appears to be a Lee-Enfield Mark 1, which was acquired by the Canadian government in the late 1890's. And, the bayonet frog looks like an Oliver pattern 1899.
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    Re: Hep Needed With Photograph Identification

    Post by GCR817 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:50 am

    I agree. I would bet he is a member of the CMR about to embark to South Africa. The uniform and equipment sure fits.

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