The London Church Lads were (and still are) one of several church youth organization that were modeled along
military lines. The Church Lads, like the Boys Brigade pre-dated the Boy Scouts founded by Baden-Powell.

This photograph depicts three non-commissioned officers of the Lads. If these ranks followed those of the Army to
any close degree then the seat youth at left would seem to hold a rank of Quartermaster. The young man standing
left appears to be a Armourer-Sergeant and next to him with three medals is possibly a Sergeant-Major.

All three young men wear and assortment of medals no two of which appear to be the same.

Cabinet Photograph
Hinton - Photographer
54 Mare Street, Hackney / 521 & 523 High Road, Trottenham, England
c. 1900