|Object type||Colour - Print hand-coloured black & white|
|Date made||c 1902|
South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of Corporal (Cpl) Thomas Lackey Cunningham Shields, Australian Commonweath Horse. ...
Studio portrait of Corporal (Cpl) Thomas Lackey Cunningham Shields, Australian Commonweath Horse. Cpl Shields is wearing full dress uniform, as a member of the Australian Coronation Contingent sent to London for the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902. He is wearing the Coronation Medal and the Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps. His hat displays the white metal second pattern Rising Sun badge, fixed to a green cloth backing. Formerly a farmer from Warrnambool, Victoria, Cpl Shields had served during the Boer War as 1132 Private Shields, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.