Officer Playing Croquet Photograph

This week’s photograph is a nice, informal snapshot of an officer playing croquet in a back garden around the time of the Great War. The sun is shining behind the photographer so we can see that it is a woman in a long dress from the shadow cast on the floor: 

The officer has his rank on the shoulders rather than the cuffs suggesting mid to late World War One and although the cap badge is hard to see, it is possibly a Maltese cross, so could be a rifle regiment: 

The photograph came in this paper wallet, which was issued in Leeds suggesting the regiment might be the Leeds Rifles: 

The camera is a Kodak vest pocket, one of the most popular brands for officers in the Great War as it was portable and relatively cheap to purchase and buy film for. The informal back garden photograph here was likely taken on a vest pocket for instance. The back of the photograph wallet shows an advert for Meccano: 

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