|Dressed in the uniform of the Imperial Yeomanry, Corporal Bert is pictured with his wife Winnie who also appears to
be ready to head out on campaign against the Boers. She wears the same type of slouch hat as he does, has in what all
probability his bandoleer draped across her shoulder and holds a small caliber "pocket" pistol. Her heavy skirt
appears to be made of the same wool fabric as Bert's uniform. She looks more intimidating than he does!
Unfortunately the period inscription on the photo’s reverse side which identifies Bert and Winnie did not include the
couple’s last name. They were a very pleasant looking couple and one hopes – even after the passage of more than a
century – that Bert survived the war and found his way home again.
Bert's uniform insignia are all the "Prince of Wales Plume" type which was the badge of the Imperial Yeomanry.
Because this photograph was taken in Hertfordshire it is possible that Bert was a member of the Hertfordshire
Yeomanry prior to deployment to South Africa.
J. Dunn - Photographer
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England