Studio portrait of Corporal (Cpl) Thomas Lackey Cunningham Shields, Australian Commonweath Horse. ...

Accession Number P10303.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Print hand-coloured black & white
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1902
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

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.