An interesting image of a private of the Cape Town Highlanders.

Images of this colonial highland unit are not often encountered. The unit saw action in Bechuanaland (1896-97) and
during the
Anglo-Boer War. It also saw action in both World Wars. The Cape Town Highlanders still exist as a
volunteer unit in the South African Defense Forces
and is now designated the Gonnema Regiment (mechanized
infantry)
.

Carte de Visite
F. Gow - Photographer
Cape Town,
Cape Colony, South Africa
c. 1895