A little background... his father was a merchant with offices in Bremen and Calcutta; his mother tutored the children of the Viceroy of India. In later documents he states he was a member of the Royal Guard.

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    Higher resolution photos would be helpful. It’s often a detail like a mark on a button that tells the tale. – AllInOne Oct 6 '19 at 13:34
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    As for the first picture: it looks like a mensur suit. The cap and its angle and the sword look like he's a member of a "fencing club" in the sense of the wikipedia article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_fencing – kimchi lover Oct 6 '19 at 13:38
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    As for "the Emperor of India". Hunh? As far as I know there was no "Emperor of India" in the 19th century. – kimchi lover Oct 6 '19 at 13:40
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    The Emperor of India in 1903 would be the English monarch Edward VII, before him Queen Victoria. If his mother tutored Edward's children there should be records. If we could see these documents that would help. – Schwern Oct 6 '19 at 17:45
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    @DanaF.DavisJr. Please update the question itself with this information. – justCal Oct 8 '19 at 1:40

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