|It seldom becomes easier to identify the subjects of a period photograph that when the sitters actually have a large
sign declaring who they are. In this case signalers of the Queen's West Surrey Regiment, 2nd Brigade, Natal Field
Force. Note the fortified blockhouse in the background with cross-shaped loopholes. Time and insects have
obliterated the photographers name and place of work for the front of the photograph's mount leaving only the
"urg" (of Pietermaritzburg?) left as to the original location of the photographer's place of origin.
Pietermaritzburg, Natal?, South Africa