Signed and dated by Ensign John Ferguson, 1 April, 1866.
CDV – Captain John Ferguson Royal Irish Fusiliers was at this time of photograph was an ensign in the regiment. A fine image of Captain Ferguson in dress uniform, holding sword, and shako on the chair beside him. Photograph taken by Jones, Devon, England. Signed on the reverse, “Your affectionate brother / John Ferguson / Newtown limavady, 1st April, 1866. Newtown Limavady was a town in Northern Ireland.
He is wearing both the Queen South Africa and 2nd China medals. He must have been in the ranks at the time of receiving the South Africa medal.
87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers).
Captain John Ferguson, 15th March 1873. (Served in Kaffir War of
1851-53 (medal) including expedition North of Orange River. Also
China War of 1860, including actions of 3rd, 12th, and 14th August,
18th and 21st September, and Advance on Pekin, medal with clasp for
the Taku Forts and Pekin.)