The Indian Army 1911 (Intel A3)

In Military History

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A3-55 His Majesty The King-Emperor

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A3-56 Corps present at the siege and assault of Delhi 1857, Left to Right, 1st King George’s Own Sappers and Miners, 21st Prince Albert Victor’s Own Cavalry (Frontier Force, Daly’s Force), 57th Wilde’s Rifles (Frontier Force), 22nd Sam Browne’s Cavalry (Frontier Force), 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurka Rifles, 55th Coke’s Rifles (Frontier Force), 2nd King Edward’s Own Gurka Rifles (The Simoor Rifles), 10th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Lancers, 9th Hodson’s Horse, 32nd Sikh Pioneers, Queen’s Own Corps of Guides (Lumsden’s), 56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force), 54th Sikhs (Frontier Force), 127th Queen Mary’s Own Baluch Light Infantry.

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A3-57 Governors Bodyguard, Madras (Madrasi Musalman).

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A3-58 Governors Bodyguard, Bombay (Musalman Rajput).

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A3-59 Left to Right, 1st Duke of York’s Own Lancers (Skinners Horse) Hindustani Musalman, 3rd Skinners Horse, Musalman Rajput.

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A3-60 Left to Right, 6th King Edward’s Own Cavalry, 8th Cavalry Jate.

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A3-61 L to R, 10th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Lancers (Hodson’s Horse), The Quarter Guard, British Officer, Dogra, Punjabi Musalman, Sikh, Punjabi Musalman, Pathan, ( I think this plate is to give an idea of the various type of turban worn in a unit that told volumes on where and of what religion the wearer was.

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A3-62 11th King Edward’s Own Lancers (Probyn’s Horse) Risaldar Durrani (Afghan).

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A3-63 12th Cavalry, Jemadar, Dogra.

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A3-64 14th Murray’s Jat Lancers, Risaldar-Major.

These plates will continue in future issues, I think that a note on the various names used for native rank etc. would not come amiss here. This list is taken from the book “India’s Army” by Major Donovan Jackson, published in 1941.

The principal Indian ranks and their badges are:

CAVALRY
Officers;                                                                  Rank Badge/Insignia
Risalder-Major                                                          A Crown
Risalder                                                                    Two Stars
Jemadar                                                                   One Star
Other Ranks;
Duffardar-Major                                                        Royal Arms
Duffardar                                                                  Three Stripes
Lance-Duffardar                                                       Two Stripes

INFANTRY
Officers;
Subadar-Major                                                         A Crown
Subadar                                                                   Two Stars
Jemadar                                                                   One Star
Other Ranks;
Havildar-Major                                                          Royal Arms
Havildar                                                                    Three Stripes
Naik                                                                          Two Stripes
Lance-Naik                                                                One Stripe

A sower is the trooper in the cavalry, and a sepoy the private in the infantry.

To be continued.

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