The sitter has inscribed the reverse of this Cabinet Photograph thus: "Bloemfontein South Africa 7-6-00. Sarah, with
best love from Tom."
From appearances Tom might have been a member of either the Royal Artillery or possibly the
Mounted Infantry. Regardless his rank seems to have been that of Saddler Corporal.  Although he seems to have
taken care to look smart for the photograph his uniform looks to be that which he wore in the field with his riding
breeches being of a heavy wool fabric and his tunic a lighter weight cotton khaki.

Cabinet Photograph
The Fane Studios - Photographer
Bloemfontein & Lady Brand, South Africa