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Old 21-05-24, 02:31 PM
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I would appreciate the help of the forum in identifying the unit of the soldier, please.

A Victorian? cabinet photograph by an Upton Park, London photographer. A bearded gentleman in uniform wearing a slouch hat, single chevron on the lower sleeve, unknown type of rifle, and star shape medal. “Private A M..hin B Coy” on reverse.

Could he be from the Zulu War South African Natal Horse or similar, Boer War Yeomanry, from the US Civil War, or Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show?

All suggestions welcome, thank you for looking
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Old 21-05-24, 02:39 PM
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I actually think you could be closest with the Buffalo Bill idea.
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Old 21-05-24, 02:42 PM
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Yes, my first thought was perhaps one of the original "Legion of Frontiersmen" members (of whom Buffallo Bill Cody was one).
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Old 21-05-24, 02:45 PM
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The rifle looks far more like a US Buffalo rifle than anything UK military.
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Old 21-05-24, 02:49 PM
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Am I imagining a similarity between that medal his wearing and the circular design on cross insignia of some Legion of Frontiersmen insignia?
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Cody and his show did visit the UK.......
The "B" Coy doesn't seem to tally with the Cody wild West set up though.
Perhaps the Legion of Frontiersmen website can find a name match for the name.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild...20support%20it.

https://frontiersmenhistorian.info/

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Old 21-05-24, 03:35 PM
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Thank you Leigh and Alan for your input.

In addition to the medal the “soldier” has a device on the tunic shoulder strap…
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The riffle may be a martini, and if he's a volunteer it may be a private purchase.
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