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This photograph, from Edwardian days, shows an elderly man wearing his Ancient Order of Foresters regalia.
Importantly, for dating purposes, he is also wearing a war medal. The medal is the Indian Mutiny Medal with a bar which reads "Central India". This bar was mostly awarded to soldiers who took part in the campaigns of 1858.

If, as is likely, he was over 21 when he fought in India then I find it sobering to think that he may not have a birth certificate and there are no photographs of him as a baby.

Birth certificates were not introduced until 1837 about the time photography was being invented.

• Printed Christmas message on the reverse-unnamed & undated

Aged about 65+ • • Estimate: born 1836 or before