Paper Mounted Photograph
4 7/8 Inches by 7 7/8 Inches (Photograph - 3 Inches Diameter)
12.5cm x 19cm
Louis Saul Langfier - Photographer
23a Old Bond Street, London, England
c. 1900s


Up until the time this portrait was taken this officer has seen a good deal of active service in the field. He wears three
campaign medals the first of which is the 1854 India General Service Medal with a single clasp. The second medal is the 1896
India General Service Medal with three clasps and the last medal appears to be the 1900 China War Medal issued for service
during the so-called Boxer Rebellion in that year. The 81st came into being only in 1903 (which would in it self be to preclude
member of that unit taking part in the 1902 Coronation) and its immediate predecessor unit - the 21st Pioneers - did not serve
in the Boxer Rebellion so this man must have been a member of another unit when he took part in that conflict.

Below: A detail scan of the above photograph.