|Although written rather oddly the inscription on the reverse of the carte de visite identifies this soldier as Alfred
Lilley of the 21st Hussars.
No. 990 Alfred Lilley was born near Coventry, Warwickshire around June, 1850 and attested with the 21st Hussars
on 21 June, 1870.
Her held the rank of Private from 21 June, 1870 until 16 July, 1874 when he was promoted Corporal on 17 July of
that same year. He was granted his first and only Good Conduct Pay on 21 June, 1872.
Lilley served for 1 year, 313 days at home before deploying to India where he served for 3 years before being
declared unfit for further military service due to a heart condition. He was invalided out of service at Aldershot on
26 April, 1875. At the time of his discharge we was mentioned as 24 years, 10 months old standing 5 feet, six inches
tall with brown hair and hazel eyes. His conduct was listed as having been very good during his service.
The 21st Hussars would be re-designated the 21st Lancers in 1897.
Carte de Visite
25 April, 1871