I have recently been asked to identify the unit that this Canadian sergeant served with and I am wondering if any of our visitors can help.
It seems that he is wearing a Boer War issue forage cap and the badge indicates he was with the “10th”. The photo was taken at a studio in Toronto, where the man lived, probably between 1903 and 1914. Any guesses as to which unit he was with?
PS: I have since learned that this fellow, A.J. Smith, was a member of the 10th Regiment Royal Grenadiers. His son, William J. Smith was the founder of the Toronto Baseball Association (1913) and the Ontario Baseball Association (1918). William donated a trophy to the TBA in honour of his father. The feature image for this post is a comparison of this photo, restored and colourized, with the original.
Here is the full size version for closer viewing.