Drummer John Rennie (Regt. Nº 2125) 72nd (Duke of Albany’s Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, Aldershot Garrison 1856 (aged 25)
He is shown wearing the Bandsman’s distinctive white doublet with shoulder “wings” and armed with the brass basket-hilted sword unique at the time to bandsmen of Highland regiments.

John Rennie was born in the Parish of Everton and attested for the 72nd Regiment at Glasgow in the County of Lanark on the 25th November 1846 at the age of 15. He was appointed Drummer on 24 October 1847, awarded the Crimea War Medal with the Sebastopol clasp in 1855, and as a Drum Major during 1857/59, he was awarded the Indian Mutiny Medal.