A rare image of a veteran Gurkha Rifleman. While his regimental badge is obscure, he is none the less a veteran of
at least five campaigns as shown by his medals in this case what are most probably the 1854 and 1895 India
General Service Medals with what appear to be two and three clasps respectively.

Standing smartly for the photographer this proud soldier is armed with the Martini Henry rifle - which he is barely
taller than. It would have been a foolhardy enemy who would have let his diminutive size detract from his fighting
ability.

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Unknown  Photographer
India
c 1895