This Signaler/Cyclist was a member of the artillery section (probably the 1st Glamorganshire Artillery Volunteers) of the
Swansea Volunteer Force. This volunteer establishment seems to have been a joint service with rifle, artillery and
possibly other units combined into a "Force" in much the same way as Field Forces were used by the regular army in
overseas operations.  This signaler's bicycle has clearly seen much use and looks rather battered. This view also offers a
very clear looks at the unique foot/leg wear worn by military cyclists of the period.


Cabinet Photograph
H. A. Chapman - Photographer
235 High Street, Swansea, Wales
c. 1890
Left: A detail view of the signaler/cyclist's should strap.