|Taken just prior to the outbreak of the Boer War, this photograph shows a sergeant of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers
with a woman who in all likelihood is his wife. He wears marksman and lance qualification badges on his left sleeve.
The 5th Lancers tunic sported a green plastron befitting their Irish designation.
It is possible that this man took part in the 5th Lancers famous charge at the Battle of Elandslaagte on 12 October,
Australasian Studios - Photographer
West Street, Durban, Natal, South Africa