|This heavily mustached Colour-Sergeant of Fusiliers poses with his wife and infant child c. 1887. Clearly a member of a fusilier regiment, his shoulder straps seem to read "WF" which
if correct would make him a member of the 1st Battalion/ the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. The battalion was stationed at Lucknow between 1887 and 1891 when it took part in the Hazara
Expedition, His medal would seem to be the 1854 India General Service Medal with the clasp "Burma 1885-87" clasp.
While both mother and father have followed the photographer's instructions and look away from the camera as was customary at the time, the baby has decided to break with Victorian
photographic protocol and look directly at the viewer. Under close examination the Colour-Sergeant appears to be holding a cigar in his right hand. He also wears a crossed rifles
marksmanship badge on his left cuff.
R, Gay & Co, - Photographer