This photograph is of an unknown veteran of what appears to be the Indian Mutiny and the Second China War of 1857-60 judging from his medals. The photograph is of the postcard size and probably dates from around 1900-1915. The photograph was taken at Bowlers Studios, Stoke & Longton.
The sash that he is wearing is unusual and appears to have a human skull or head motif near the top but this might be a trick of the light. He is also wearing what appears to be a Life Guards or similar shaped badge on his left lapel.
Any Information that can be gleaned from the photograph would be welcome.
Good point; I had been looking at the ribbon and not paying enough attention to the suspender. I was working on the principle that if the medals were worn in order of precedence the next possible medal with that type of ribbon must be for the second China War. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
Interesting. While the first does appear to be the Mutiny Medal, its really a little difficult to postively ID it as such (tough I must say the ribbon and suspender do look like a match).
The puzzling thing is the second. It appears to have a wide clasp, so that would eliminate any LSGC medals (which I was thinking). It has the straight bar suspension. The next series of medals that have this characteristic past the late 50's Mutiny Medals was the Afghanistan medal. The ribbon is somewhat similar, but that's quite a gap in time (late 50s to early 80's), so I doubt that as well.