A detail from the above photograph showing the
unidentified cavalryman. The image has been
inverted. He appears to be wearing the mail
shoulder chains  common to cavalry regiments at
the time.
A picture within a picture but not quite two for the price of one. This unidentified private of the 1st Battalion, The
South Wales Borderers holds a Cabinet Photograph of what appears to be a cavalryman a detail of which is show
below. The private wears one Long Service & Good Conduct Stripe on his left sleeve. The stripe appears to be
temporarily attached to the sleeve. This practice seems to have been commonplace in India and other tropical
locations and seems to imply that these insignia were not worn on a daily basis but were relegated to more formal
occasions - like having one's portrait taken.

Cabinet Photograph
George Dean - Photographer
Rawalpindi & Murree, India
c. 1902