A seated sergeant of military police and two lance corporals on the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena (one
time home to an exiled Napoleon Bonaparte)
sometime around 1900. Their duties at the time probably included
guarding some of the 6000 Boer prisoners of war who were held on the island between 1900 and 1902 at Deadwood
Camp.

While these soldier's regiment can not be determined some interesting details are visible. The sergeant has a lit
cigarette in his right hand. Also what appear to be snaps are visible on the chevron and long service stripe of the lance
corporal on the right. Quite often while on foreign service soldiers would pin their stripes on their uniforms by various
means which was done to
ease their removal before laundering.

Cabinet Photograph
A. L. Innes - Photographer
St. Helena, South Atlantic
c. 1900s