The King's Royal Rifle Corps

Mounted Rifleman, 1902

A photo taken at the end of the Boer War. He wears a rifle green field service cap but on campaign would have worn the slouch hat with the brim turned up at the side. His uniform is similar to the rest of the battalion except for the breeches. He has a good conduct stripe on his sleeve and carries his ammunition in a MI leather bandolier over his left shoulder. The butt of his rifle would be tucked into a leather bucket strapped low down on his right side. The small leather case at the back of his saddle holds spare horse shoes. There is a distinguishing mark cut into the horse's hair on the back leg.

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