This is my first time on the boards, but I was hoping some here could help point me in the right direction.
My Grandfather gave me this photo of my Great-great Grandfather before he died. I was told that he'd been a "Buff" and fought in the Boer War, but as he was born in 1846 we doubt it was the (1899-1902) War.
I'm starting to think the verbal history is wrong. I thought my best way forward might be to identify the medals in this photo...except they don't look like any medals I've seen on military websites. They seem to have very distinctive shapes.
Does anyone recognise them? If nothing else, can I be sure they aren't from the Boer War?
We believe the photo is of:
John 'Jack' Hainsworth
b. 1846 in Yorkshire
We've also found him in every census (1851-1901). He was a Weaving Overlooker by trade.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
EDIT 2012 - Photo removed