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1st Volunteer Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 1870s/early 1880s

NumberHESFM:2001.7834
PlaceCornwall United Kingdom
Date1870 — 1885
KeywordsArmed Forces British Army
PhotographerUnknown
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The 1st Volunteer Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (DCLI), 1870s or early 1880s. The rifles being displayed are Martini-Henrys which were introduced in the 1860s. The men at the back in the side caps with the rounder-looking badges are also thought to be DCLI.