I've been asked by a friend to find out what I can about this portrait
It is from Hopton Court in Shropshire and belongs to a descendant of the BOXER family (naval family). Apparently, no one there knows who he is. My friend says the band around his hat has the word "ROYAL" on it, so she is wondering if he is a Royal Engineer or in the Royal Artillery.
Can anyone help her with the uniform etc?