Images from England, Scotland and Ireland
The Regulars
2nd Lt. Hylbert John Birkbeck
1st West India Regiment
&
Border Scouts
1899
Unidentified Trooper
7th "The Queens Own" Hussars.
c. 1900
Brigade Sergeant-Major
William H. Garlick
Royal Horse Artillery
c. 1870s
Unidentified Private
Prince Albert's
Somerstshire Light Infantry
Hand Tinted Cabinet Photo
c. 1880s
Captain W. A. Hebden
1st Battalion, The Essex Regiment

Cabinet Photograph
Essex, England
1899
Staff Sergeant
2nd Battalion
The Gordon Highlanders
c. 1880s
Veteran Sergeants
Kings Royal Rifle Corps
c. 1892
Unidentified Gunner
Royal Marine Light Artillery
&
Nurse
c. 1900
Trumpeter
Henry Hollington Sawyer
Honourable Artillery Company
City Imperial Volunteers
1899
Lance Corporal
1st Battalion
South Wales Borderers
c. 1890
Unidentified Trooper
14th Hussars
c. 1900
Mounted Officer
Belfast, Ireland
c. 1900
Unidentified Mounted
Artillery Sergeant
c. 1900
Cooks
1st Battalion,
The Durham Light Infantry
1895
Soldier's Bunk
c. 1895
Captain
Godfrey Baldwin
19th Regiment of Foot
1873
Sergeant John Colley
43rd Regiment of Foot
c. 1869
Private James C. Weeks
1st Battalion,
22nd Regiment of Foot
1878
Lieutenant
Conway Stratford George Canning
Kings Royal Rifle Corps
c. 1884
Lieutenant
Charles Frederick Lennock
1st Battalion,
The Suffolk Regiment
c. 1883
Cadet
Harry Charles Harvey
Royal Military College
1870 - 1903
( 5 images)
Lord Cardigan: "Paymaster? Paymaster Duberley? That ain't a rank, it's a trade!"
                                                                                            from the 1968 film The Charge of the Light Brigade.
Two
Military Policemen
c. 1870s
George Sydney Carr
3rd Regiment of Foot
"The Buffs"
c. 1870
Unidentified Officer
25th Regiment of Foot
c. 1870s
Carte de Visite-Sized Gemtype
(Ferrotype)
Royal Artillery
c. 1860s
Captain
Henry Fludyer
Scots Guards
c. 1870s
Colonel
Richard G. A. Luard
62nd Regiment of Foot
c. 1865
Captain
Adolphus Vereker
20th Regiment of Foot
c. 1860
Lieutenant-Colonel
William George Hamley
Royal Engineers
c. 1859
Unidentified Ensign
64th Regiment of Foot
c. 1860s
The Volunteers, Militia,Yeomanry and Cadet Corps, etc...
Unidentified Private
1st Volunteer Battalion
The South Wales Borderers
c. 1890s
Staff Sergeant
Henry J. B. Paish
19th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers
c. 1900
Lt. Rupert Wilkin
13th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers
"The Queen's Westminster Rifles"
c. 1888
Lieutenant
William Davidson Adams
1st Caithness Artillery Volunteers
c. 1885
Bugler
28th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers
"Irish Rifles"
c. 1890
Military Cyclist
Volunteer Battalion
The Cheshire Regiment
c. 1900
Chaplain
Volunteer Forces
c. 1900
Sergeant
14th County of London Battalion
The London Regiment
"London Scottish"
c. 1904
Signaler
Arthur E. L. Jones
No 4 University Co.
Queen's City of Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers
1898
Colour Sergeant
8th Battalion
The Kings Liverpool Regiment
"Liverpool Scottish"
c. 1890s
Lieutenant (later Lieutenant Colonel) R. E. Martin
C.M.G., T.D. D.L.
5th battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment
c. 1900s
Ambulanceman
Tom Rowen
St. John's Ambulance Brigade
c. 1900
Officer
St. John's Ambulance Brigade
c. 1900
Quartermaster Sergeant
St. John's Ambulance Brigade
c. 1900
Ambulancemen
Frederick and Luke Suthers
in Foreign Service Order
St. John's Ambulance Brigade
c. 1900
Veteran Sergeant
1st Caithness Volunteer Artillery
c. 1880s
Ambulanceman
Home Service Order
St. John's Ambulance Brigade
c. 1902
Trooper & Brothers
Yeomany Cavalry
Imperial Yeomanry
c. 1901
Trooper
City Imperial Volunteers
c. 1900
Unidentified Trooper
Sussex Imperial Yeomanry
c. 1900s
Sergeant & Wife
168th Company, 28th Battalion
"Westminster Dragoons"
Imperial Yeomanry
c. 1901
Saddler
Imperial Yeomanry
c. 1901
Unidentified Rifleman
20th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers
"Artist Rifles"
c. 1880s
Tyssen Sowley Holroyd

ex 34th and 23rd
Regiments of Foot
Regiment
Volunteer Battalion, Essex
Regiment

Signed Cabinet Photograph
Gill - Photographer

Colchester, England
1891
Born in Colchester on 11 January, 1838 Tyssen Sowley Holroyd
first petitioned for the purchase of a commission in Her Majesty's
Army at the age of 14 on 9 August, 1852. The petition was written
on his behalf by his father, the Reverend James John Holroyd,
Rector of Abberton. Tyssen's purchase of the rank of Ensign in
the 34th Regiment of Foot was granted for a sum of £450 by the
Commander in Chief on 12 January, 1855. Less than six months
later on 8 June, 1855 he was promoted to a lieutenancy in the
same regiment.

Later in 1855 Holroyd was with his regiment in the Crimea where
he took part in the siege and taking of Sebastopol and the assault
on the Redan on 8 September, 1855.

During the Indian Mutiny (1857-58) Lieutenant Holroyd, while
with the Gwalior Contingent, was wounded during actions of 26, 27
& 28 November at Cawnpore . He took part in the capture of
Meangunge, the siege and fall of Lucknow, the relief of Azimgur
and the defeat of rebels by Sir R. Kelly in Nepal.
Colour-Sergeant
Patrick Riordan DCM
Duke of Cornwall's Rifle Volunteers
c. 1890
Sergeant Major
William Thornley
Royal Artillery.
c. 1900
Unidentified Private
66th Regiment of Foot
c. 1868
Major
William D. S. Dickens
20th Regiment of Foot
c. 1860
Colonel
William Pollexfen Radcliffe
20th Regiment of Foot
c. 1863
No. 2040 Private John McDermond
Promoted Corporal
47th Regiment of Foot,
2nd Division.

Awarded the Victoria Cross for
Gallantry at the Battle of Inkerman
on 5th November, 1854.

Carte de Visite
Reproduced c. 1880 from a glass
plate original c. 1857
John McDermond was born in
Clackmannan, Scotland around
1828 and it was during the Crimean
War that he was awarded the
Victoria Cross for gallantry in the
face of the enemy while serving
with the 42nd Regiment of Foot/2nd
Division.
Charles Alfred Howard McPherson
5th Lancashire Rifle Voluteers
2nd West India Regiment
1873-1889
Army Private
&
Colonial Volunteer?
1880s
Unidentified Private
4th Volunteer Battalion
The Queens (West Surrey) Regiment
c. 1900
Bugler
Imperial Yeomanry
c. 1900
Trooper
Frederick James Hunt
2nd Life Guards
c. 1898
Quarter Master Sergeant
Frederic William Piggin
c. 1900
Unidentified Officer
Hand Tinted
Carte de Visite
c. 1875
Unidentified Private
1st Regiment of Foot
The Royal Scots
c. 1879
Unidentified
Sergeant
Hand Tinted CDV
c. 1867
Edward "Eddie" Sylvester Gillman was born
on 11 December, 1857 at Laurel Mount,
Cork, Ireland the son of Thomas Henry
Gillman, M.D. and the former Frances Alicia
Shawe.

He received his appointment as
Sub-Lieutenant of the West Cork Artillery
(Militia) on 3 March, 1877.

An outline of his military career follows:
Edward Sylvester Gillman
31st Regiment of Foot /
South Wales Borderers

Carte de Visite
Belfast, Ireland
c.1880
Sergeant
David H. Muir
Edinburgh Artillery Volunteers
c. 1903
Wheeler
Lewis Tizard
Royal Engineers
c. 1885
Rifle Battalion
Military Cyclist
c. 1900
Mounted Infantryman
The Green Howards
The Princess of
Yorkshire Regiment
c. 1900
Surgeon
Philip Mackay Ellis
10 September, 1878
Lieutenant Charles Gordon Creyk
2nd Battalion, 24th Foot
2nd Battalion, West India Regt.

Carte de Viste
Dover, England
1876
Private John Harvey
2nd Battalion
The Devonshire Regiment
c. 1885
Captain
Henry Grenfell Thornton
1st Nottinghamshire (Robin Hood) Rifle Volunteers
1901
Christian and Denis Galloway
Christiana Maud Gordon were
both born in Wales, Denis in
13 May, 1880.

They where both to be  
commissioned into the Royal
Monmouthshire Royal
Engineers (militia) in 1897 a
unit with the unusual but not
unique distinction of having
the word "Royal" used twice
in its title.
Left: Lt. Christian Francis John Galloway
Right: William Albert Denis Galloway
Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers

Mounted Photographs
c. 1902
Captain
Frederick Baylay
Royal Engineers
c.1893
Lieutenant-Colonel
Frederick George Baylay
Royal Artillery
May, 1888
Army Service Corps
Sergeant
c. 1890
Lieutenant-Colonel
Arthur Allen Owen
Gentleman at Arms
Late 88th Regiment of Foot
1911
Captain
Richard Clay
3rd Middlesex Rifle Volunteers
c. 1885
Drum Major
Dwyer
c 1860s
Volunteer
Signaler/Cyclist
Swansea Volunteer Force
(Artillery)
c. 1890
Gunner
Ernest Charleton
Honourable Artillery Company
City Imperial Volunteers
1899
Drummer
7th Middlesex (London
Scottish) Volunteer Rifle Corps
c. 1900s
Two Unidentified Volunteer Sergeants
Drinking Bass Ale and Playing Cards

Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment

Great Britain
c. 1890's
Corporal "Tiggy"
Artillery Volunteers
c. 1870
"In Days to Come"

Original Pen & Ink/Watercolour Illustration
Great Britain
1897
Sergeant William Henry Jenkins
2nd Battalion
The Royal Highlanders (The Black Watch)
Military Prison Staff Corps
c. 1907
Cabinet Photograph
Inscribed from Thomas Hart to
Mr. J. Hart

Bulford Camp
Wiltshire, England
c. 1904
At first glance this photograph seemed to
be an example of an easy research project
but ended up leaving more questions
unanswered than there were at the
beginning.

Taken after the end of the Anglo-Boer War
the image depicts a private of the Loyal
North Lancashire Regiment (his cap badge is
clearly visible) who appears to have been
posted to Bulford Camp in Wiltshire.

Additionally the photograph bears a period
inscription on its reverse that reads:
"From
Thomas Hart to Mr. J. Hart"
.

Following my normal course of investigation
I soon uncovered a set of...
Lieutenant Arthur Stanley Hoole
Royal Military Academy
Royal Artillery
c. 1885
Sergeant
Royal Engineers
c. 1902
Lance Corporal
Lewis Jagoe
Commissariat & Transport Department
18 January 1871
Bandsman
14th Regiment of Foot
c. 1866
Corporal Thomas Ely Gale
Royal Artillery
c. 1881
Cadet (Four Views)
Harrow Rifle Corps
c. 1900s
Cadet
Queen's University (Belfast)
Officers' Training Corps?
c. 1905
Trooper
Yorkshire Imperial
Yeomanry
c. 1900
Watercolour sketch of volunteers

From the sketchbook of
J. Walter Richards

Barmouth, Wales
7 August, 1907
Lieutenant
Robert Nigel Dalrymple Bruce
3rd Battalion, the Duke of Wellington's
(West Riding) Regiment
7 July, 1882
Lieutenant
Francis Michael Goold-Adams
Royal Artillery
c. 1881
Bugler
Mounted Infantry
c. 1890
"Rifle Practice"
Photographic Reproduction
of
Amateur Military Artwork
c. 1865
Lincolnshire Volunteer
Set of Three Carte de Visites
c. 1869
Royal Navy
Chief Petty Officer
Leading Torpedo Man
c. 1900s
Unidentified Civilian Gentleman

Carte de Visite
Great Britain
c. 1870
Here is a rather interesting carte de visite
and one that may at first glance seem an odd
addition to the title page of this website being
that it does not depict (as far as I know) a
member of Victoria’s military services. What
garnered it a place here is the tiny red
photographer’s imprint that appears just
below the image of the good-natured looking
subject. The stated imprint simply reads: “
E.
Stock, 57th Regt.


It appears that this is an example of a serving
British soldier who somehow found the time
to practice the photographic arts during
whatever spare time he had. Perhaps his
regimental commander indulged Stock’s past
time since having a photographer “
on the
staff
” even unofficially would have had its
advantages.
Volunteer Cyclist Rifleman
c. 1900
Gunner
Edward William Dove Freeman
Royal Artillery
9 March, 1868
Rifle Volunteer
London Scottish Rifle Volunteer Corps
c. 1865
On 26 June 1920 Colonel B. W. Y.
Danford, R.E., Brigadier General Cuthbert
Henry Tyndall Lucas and a Colonel Tyrrell
were off to enjoy what they thought would
be a quiet day of salmon fishing not far from
the British military barracks at Fermoy,
Ireland.  Although accounts differ a bit in
the details, the three British officers were
waylaid by four members of the Irish
Republican Army - Liam Lynch, George
Power, Sean Moylan and Patrick Clancy.
Although all three of the officers were
veterans of the recently ended World War,
being out numbered and surrounded they
saw the better part of valour and
surrendered their revolvers they habitually
carried to the Irish Republicans. An account
of the kidnapping and it immediate
aftermath appeared in the 28 June 1920
edition of
The Times:
2nd Lieutenant
Bertram W. Y. Danford
Royal Engineers

Cabinet Photograph
London, England

c. 1894
No. 1011
Corporal Beeching
c. 1879
No. 1069
Bandsman
1/Devonshire Regiment
14 August, 1884
Unidentified Artilleryman
c. 1890's
Lieutenant - West Cork Artillery (Militia)
31 May, 1877
This slightly worm eaten CDV photograph depicts one
Charles Gordon Creyk. He is identified or the image's
reverse side and as being a member of the 2nd West India
Regiment. As usual I began to do some preliminary research
prior to posting the image here and I soon found out that
Creyk had been a member of the 2nd Battalion, 24th
Regiment of Foot before transferring to the 2/West India.
Never having heard of a Lt. Creyk serving with the 24th
during the Anglo-Zulu War I began to look a bit further
through my sources and found the following:

Charles Gordon Creyk was born about 1856 in Banffshire,
Scotland the son of Alexander Creyk
and Sarah McIntosh.  
Unidentified Corporal
85th Regiment of Foot
c. 1881
Unidentified Private
York & Lancaster Regiment
c. 1880s
Unidentified Private
Boer War Veteran
c. 1902
Trooper
Scottish Horse
c. 1902
Captain William John Engledue
Royal Engineers
c. 1871-1880
Bandsman
in
Khaki Service Uniform
c. 1900
Chelsea Hospital
Out-Pensioner Parchment

No. 182 Farrier Sergeant
Thomas Ball

6th (Inniskilling) Dragoon Guards

28 June, 1866
This parchment out pensioner certificate was issued
to No. 182 Farrier Sergeant Thomas Ball of the 6th
(Inniskilling) Dragoons and tragically illustrates the
short comings of 19th Century medical care.

Not surprisingly a blacksmith by trade when he
attested with the 6th Dragoons on 3 February, 1858,
Ball was born at Burton-upon-Trent sometime
around 1840. Standing in at 5 feet, 11 inches he was
quite tall for his day and taller than most men
usually taken into the cavalry at the time.
Unidentified Officer
(Inscribed)
c. 1886
G. A. Decker
Imperial Yeomanry
Christmas 1902
Trooper with
Two Bandoliers
c. 1900
Lieutenant Colonel
Sir Peter Redford Scott Lang, VD
1st Fifeshire Royal Garrison Artillery
c. 1898
Drummer in Khaki
Walking Out Dress
c. 1902