Ration biscuit sent home from South Africa by Trumpeter S Foster, 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers, 1902
Hard ration biscuits were a staple of soldier's diets and the butt of many jokes. This example survived being sent through the post back to England at the end of the Boer War (1899-1902).
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National Army Museum, Soldier gallery