Images from the Farthest Corners of the Empire and Beyond
Two Unidentified Soldiers
St. Helena
c. 1900
Unidentified Lance Corporal
1st Battalion
The Devonshire Regiment
Andaman Islands
c. 1906
Lieutenant
Robert Andrew Woolley
2nd Battalion
20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot
Mauritius
c. 1867 - 70
Military Police Sergeant
&
Two Lance Corporals
St. Helena
c. 1900
Captain, Royal Engineers
Indo-European Telegraph Department

Possibly
Major Henry Lake Wells, RE, CIE.

Cabinet Photograph
Teheran, Persia
c.1890
Album Group
Royal Marine Light Infantry
Nagasaki, Japan
c. 1890s
Rifleman
1/King's Royal Rifle Corps
Port Louis, Mauritius
c. 1897
Private William Talbot Perrett
Royal Marine Light Infantry
HMS Monarch


U
nmounted Photograph

A
scension Island
c. 1902
Ascension Island is one those
places that come to mind when
thinking about place that are remote
beyond compare – provided one
knows this small island even exists.
Located in the South Atlantic about
midway between Angola and the
Brazil it has been a British
possession since 1815. It was here
that No. 6258 Corporal William
Talbot Perrett of the Royal Marine
Light Infantry found himself possibly
while a member of the marine
detachment on the
HMS Monarch in
the early 1900s. He left us an
interesting album group of snapshots
which offer a rare glimpse of life on
the island at the time of his visit.