These two photographs depict a trooper of the 2nd Life Guards just prior to the Anglo-Boer War. He is identified on
the reverse of this image and the same inscription states that he died in South Africa.

After conducting some research I believe that this man is Frederick James Hunt of Brighton, Sussex,  the son of
Frederick Marshall Hunt - a furniture dealer - and Lucy Dean Tatler. At the time of his attestation Frederick James
was also described as a furniture dealer.

Hunt enlisted in the 2nd Life Guards Cavalry on 9 January, 1897 with his given age 21 years which would place his
birthday in 1876. He is described as being 5 feet 11 1/2 inches tall, weighing 164 pounds with a fresh complexion, grey
eyes and brown hair. He also stated having previous military experience as a member of the 1st Sussex Artillery
Volunteers.

Hunt was posted in England until 3 December, 1899 when he departed for South Africa arriving on 12 April, 1899. His
service was quite short as he succumbed to enteric fever at Bloefontein on 4 June, 1899. Even though his active
service was very brief the Queen's South Africa Medal Roll credits Hunt with clasps for "Dreifontein" and "Cape
Colony"

served about 2 1/2 years with the colours prior to his death. Perhaps the man below is a relative of Hunt.
served about 2 1/2 years with the colours prior to his death. Perhaps the man below is a relative of Hunt.


Cabinet Photograph
A & G Taylor - Photographer
70 & 78 Queen Victoria Street, London, England
c. 1898
Cabinet Photograph
Mayger - Photographer
128 High Street, Hounslow, London, England
c. 1898