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
William Talbot Perrett
Royal Marine Light Infantry
HMS Monarch

C
abinet Photograph

B
ristol, England
c. 1900
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.


Although unnamed, the cabinet photograph
at left is believed to depict William Talbot
Perrett and may have been taken during
one of his shore leaves.