If it were not for his rather stern visage this dignified white haired old veteran may have made for a good rendition of Father Christmas. In his younger days he was an old India hand
as evidenced by his single clasped 1854 India General Service Medal (right) and his Indian Mutiny Medal with two clasps (left). The center most medal is probably a Long Service &
Good Conduct Medal making this old gentleman a former non-commissioned officer in Her Majesty's service.

Cabinet Photograph
Alexander - Photographer
Great Britain
c. 1900