Sergeant Instructor W. Armstrong of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps. The photograph was probably taken while
Armstrong was visiting family in England. He has identified himself "with kind wishes" on the reverse of the card
mount.

Armstrong was entitled to the 1900 China Medal for his services with the SVC during to so-called Boxer Rebellion.
The Corps remained in Shanghai during the fighting so Armstrong's medal would have been issued without clasps.

Cabinet Photograph
G. West & Son - Photographer
Eagle House, Gosport, England
15 September, 1894