Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:50 PM
I did wonder as well if it might be a 'cadet' kind of uniform. I have a photo of the same chap when he's about 30, with a brief bio of the units he was in. I compared the above photo to the later one to make sure they are the same person, which I think they are.
I'm wondering if it might be a 'mounted' unit, as he has a hefty looking sabre, and looks to me as id he is sitting on a kind of saddle.... or not!
He was living in SA before 1914, served 14-15 in the African Rifles, then back to England to join the Connaught Rangers forthe duration.
By the way, 1900 is a good guess - in the 1891 census he is living at home. In the 1901 census he has gone.