Children in Uniform
Young
Rifleman/Cadet
c. 1890
"The Littlest Yeoman"
Boer War Era
Soldier's Son
c. 1900
Royal Artilleryman
and
His Military Family
c. 1900
With the exception of an over
sized bandoleer, this young man
wears a perfectly proportioned
uniform of the Royal Fusiliers.

Was he the son of a serving
soldier or a young man who
enlisted while still a boy?
Cabinet Photograph
Fox & Hill - Photographer
London
c. 1895
Imperial Yeomanry
Soldier's Son
c. 1900
Little Sailors
with
Toy Soldiers
c. 1890
Member
of the
Boys Brigade
c. 1900
Young Bandsman
of the
Rifle Volunteers
c. 1880's
Boy in Uniform
with
Crimean War Medals
c. 1890
Two Boys costumed
for celebrating the
Relief of Mafeking
c. 1900
London Church Lads'  Brigade
Sergeants and Officer
c. 1900
John Westcott Davidson

Mounted Photograph
c. 1901
This fascinating photograph of a young
boy dressed as an officer of a Indian
cavalry regiment and proudly mounted on
his pony is identified on the reverse in a
pencil inscription as John Westcott
Davidson. I have been unable to find any
historical reference directly relating to
this young man himself, but
circumstantial evidence seems to point
his as being the son of the like named
John Westcott Davidson who served with
the Indian Police Service in the late 1800s
and early 1900s.

The elder Davidson may have been born
in India and was appointed to the Indian
Police on 20 March, 1886.  He was
promoted Inspector of Police in April 1886
and Assistant Superintendent in July
1886 and Superintendent (Burma) in
March 1891. He was still serving as late as
1916.
Priscilla Williams: "Wee Willie Winkie. It does sound like a soldier, doesn't it?"  Sgt. Donald MacDuff: "Aye." Priscilla Williams: "Then I'd be Private Winkie!"  Sgt. Donald MacDuff: "Private Winkie it is.
A full-fledged soldier of the Queen!"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        from the 1937 film We Willie Winkie
Corporal Storey: (on the death by friendly fire of the drummer boy) Oh no! Come all this bloody way to get shot by a bullet from Birmingham? Shoot straight you bastards!
                                                                                                                                                                                             from the 1979 film production of Zulu Dawn
Little Soldier
Wearing
Norfolk Jacket
c. 1900
Young
Plymouth Artillery
Volunteer
c. 1890
Drummer John Francis Dunne

1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

c. 1880s
Bandsman A. Mortimer
The Queen's West Surrey
Regiment
c. 1880's
Miniature Lieutenant
Rangoon, Burma
c. 1880's
Young Guardsman
c. 1890's
Three Brothers
Jeppestown, Cape Colony, South Africa
c. 1900
"Albert"
Boy Scout Bugler
c. 1915
Young Boy
Photographed with
Military Props
c. 1900
Corporal
Church Lads' Brigade
c. 1900
Boy in Sailor
Uniform in Nautical
Setting,
c. 1890s