This picture is posted as tentatively being Lt. Col Kidston. This speculation is based on the particular medals he is wearing in the photograph..
I would be interested in hearing from anyone who can confirm (or deny) the identity and if it is Kidston, any other biographical information would be greatly appreciated
Ensign 9 Nov. 1858 Lieutenant 2 Dec. 1862 Captain 12 Feb.1873 Major 1 July 1881 Bt. Lt. Col. 21 May 1884 Lt. Col. 1 July 1885
Lt. Colonel Kidston served with the 42nd Highlanders throughout the second phase of the Ashanti War in 1874, and was present at the battle of Amoaful, capture of Coomassie (Medal with Clasp). Served with the 1st Battalion Black Watch in the Egyptian War of 1882 and was present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir (Medal with Clasp and Khedive’s Star). Served in the Soudan Expedition of 1884 with the 1st Battalion Black Watch, and was present at the engagement at El Teb ( Brevet of Lt Colonel, two clasps). Served in the Nile Expedition in 1884-85 with the 1st Battalion of the Black Watch, and took part with the River Column under Major General Earle, and was present in the engagement at Kirbekan (two Clasps).