Granville Craig was a younger brother of James Craig, Viscount Craigavon, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. He volunteered for service in South Africa following the outbreak of the Second Boer War and this collection of photograph albums relate to his service there.

They include the voyage to South Africa, daily life including accommodation, camps, soldiers at rest, training including target practice, transport including trains and horse drawn wagons, Boer POWs and war fighting.

The albums also contain numerous landscape photographs that have detailed captions that enable locations to be determined with a high level of accuracy.

The volumes were recently lent to the Archives, enabling copies to be obtained for use in Serving Soldier. Careful handling by the family in the intervening years has meant the images are in excellent condition allowing fine detail to be explored.

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