A. Hinkins - Photographer
170 Edleston Road, Crewe & Exchange Street, Retford, England
Although slightly soft in focus and unidentified this photo offers an excellent study depicting a bugler of the mounted infantry.
The details of his specific regiment are to obscure to see but he seems to have been a member of a Royal regiment since the
facings of his seven button Home Service tunic appear to be dark blue. He wears khaki or beige colored cord trousers with
blue puttees and carries a Pattern 1882 Mounted Infantry Bandoleer across his chest. The bayonet to his Martini-Henry rifle
is visible just behind his left arm. The sleeve of this same are bears a single Good Conduct Stripe. Instead of the commonly
seen "walking out" stick his left hand hold a riding crop which would more fitting with his mounted duties. In his right hand he
holds a bugle - the symbol of the appointment that he held.