The above photograph was sent to us by Allysa Carberry, and shows her 2xgreat-grandfather, Major Alexander Coghill. You can click on the picture for a closer view.
She is curious to know what regiment he might have served in, so I thought I would post it up on the blog in the hope someone might be able to help - I'm afraid that uniform identification isn't my forte!
She provided further information which narrow the search down:
"Alexander Coghill, Date of birth 21/02/1838 in Thurso, Scotland, and he died 17/12/1905, Thurso, Scotland.
Alexander married Johanna Swanson on 14/06/1866."
The only thing I can make out is that Alexander Coghill is wearing what appears to be the Volunteer Decoration. Unfortunately, the angle of the cap doesn't show the badge, which would make identification a whole lot easier.
So...any ideas, folks? Any suggestions in either the comments here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org