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Photo of Victorian British Soldier in Lodge Regalia, India.

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I've recently aquired this photograph of a member of The Oxfordshire Light Infantry, taken in India, circa 1900.

The clasp of the decoration or jewel on his lodge collar / sash bears "1667", the lozenge bears "CT".

I'm assuming that he's not a mason, in the absence of what I would recognise as obvious masonic symbols?

Does the inclusion of sword & anchor in the insignia indicate a military lodge, the anchor on the rosette an overseas one?

Can anyone help with any more info than I've posted on this thread please?

(As you may have gathered, I'm unsure about terminology, so help there would be appreciated.


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I think it could be the collar of a Chief Templar in the Independent Order of Good Templars.

The jewel on his right breast depicts the symbols of faith, hope and charity, and the hanger of which shows the initials 'IOGT':


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