This letter carrier of the Royal Mail (No. E343) chose to wear the hallmark of his former uniformed service during the Anglo-Boer War - his Queen's South Africa Medal with four
clasps. The Royal Mail was one a number of royal uniformed services - other than the military- that many former soldiers tended to gravitate to for employment in civilian life. His hat
bears the intertwined "GPO" cypher for the General Post Office.

Carte de Visite
Denning - Photographer
9 Colebrook Road, Walthamstow, East London, England
c. 1900s