I was recently shown a photograph of soldiers who appear to be in uniform of the Boer War period. I've attached a photo of one of the group. The shoulder title says 2 YW, I've tried to sharpen the image of the belt buckle with the limited software I have but just cannot make it out.
I also fleetingly wondered about a reversed negative - but the rifle bolts are on the RHS as they are. Is it possible that the shoulder title is NOT "2" over "YW" but "2" over "?W". The pic in question looks to be a cut of a larger shot; any hope of Rob illustrating that? I have to say that the pic is a very good one and full of character.