Forgotten Army of Empire

The photographs below are the property of the University of Washington Libraries --
`Special Colloections Division

January 14 2013

Raj Era Historical Photos

We Share these Interesting Raj Era historical photographs
sent to Derek Perry by his very good St Edmund's, old School friend,
Commodore Subrata Bose I.N. Retd

Thank you Commodore

The following photographs are from an Album, 

of photographs compiled by Neville John Gordon Cameron,

1st Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

                                                            Photograph by Randolph Bezzant Holmes (1888-1973),
                                                                           India, North West Frontier,

        Indian Army Camel Corp in Miran Shah..

Circw 1919 North West Frontier

FootbalL Match 1903  (surprisingly Race Course Murree)

Officers of the 2nd Batallion, Worcestershire Regiment, Waziristan, British India, 1940. The vehicle is
a Crossley "Indian Pattern" armoured car. These were developed in the interwar period for internal
security duties in Northern India, based on a Crossley truck chassis. Substantial British and Indian
Army forces were occupied in internal security in India during WW2, as the possibility of insurgency
(encouraged by the proximity of Japanese forces from 1942) was a substantial concerrn. "Indian
Pattern" armoured cars remained in service until Indian and Pakistani independence in 1947. The
model here (like most others) was reconditioned in 1939, in the course of which the worn-out Crossley
chassis was replaced with a Chevrolet truck chassis

 Sikh Cavalry Officers, British India Army,  attending Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee
in 1873 in London, England.

5th sikh in mardan,1895..after an operation in tirah valley..


Peshawar Punjab 1870

Photograph of Peshawar, with a view across the cantonment towards St John's Church
and the distant mountains of the Khyber Pass, taken in 1878 by John Burke. John Burke
accompanied the Peshawar Valley Field Force, one  of three British Anglo-Indian army
columns deployed in the Second Afghan War (1878-80), despite being rejected for the role
of official photographer. He financed his trip by advance sales of his photographs 'illustrating
the advance 5th sikh regt in mardan..1895.. from Attock to Jellalabad'.


                                                            5th sikh regt in mardan..1895..

Five Indian soldiers near Miranshah, Tochi Valley, Waziristan, 1898

Military encampment in the razmak,1898

Indian soldiers and elephants, Multan, 1898 

British and Indian soldiers with elephants, Multan, 1899

hyderabad contingent regtl center band in toochi..1895..


punjab frontier cavalry,1878..D I KHAN..


gurkha band in quetta,1902..

churchill introduced to sikh VCOs,1945

4th Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army. Group portrait of the Sikh officers and
British captains of the 14th Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army. Multan, Punjab,
India (Pakistan), 1919.


war wounded indian troops with youngest son of Duke of Connaught.

1st estab of indian troops in out skirts of nowshera (probably present day risalpur),1907..


payments by QM to COOLIE CORPS in jamrood,1877..

1/66 punjabi's  band in abbottabad,1895..


25   Nicholson Monument 1903

in Chief of India Gen. Monro + staff inspecting barracks Gharial, nr.
Murree India 1917..General Monro served as C-in-C India from 1916 through 1920, and was in
charge during the 3rd Afghan War of 1919. His career was tarnished by the Amritsar Massacre

28 armoured corps boys wings barracks,cherat, HQ SSG..

29            Afghan Border 1898

31   Inside Attock Bridge

31   1902

32    Abbottabad  1892  Buildings


34A  Half of a post card with written on side below


35  Military Hospital Nowsherra 1886,  The largest and last major hospital during
                                          the Afghan campaign  1878

36  Queen Mother inspecting Indian troops

37             Light Infantry  ( RFA ) drawn up on the parade ground in marching order
                                       with full equipment in Quetta 1930

38 Scenes with a marching column on koi-hat Fall road, the North West Frontier of India.
Crossley (India Pattern)
armoured cars and crews parked up during the march All crewman
are wearing Royal Tank Corps issue overalls

39  Scenes with a marching columnon the North West Frontier. Men of the British infantry piquet
in a Sangar during a break for tea (in army slang "having a brew and a wad) at Mohommad

40  Military Service 1914 - 1939 Lt General Montgomery Commanding Officer of the
17th Empire Battalion, 
the Royal Fusiliers  with his officers outside a Bierstube in Duren  
From here he moved to command 
the Staff college at Quetta

                                                  Military Service 1914 - 1939: Captain Bernard Montgomery DSO
                                                                   with a fellow officer of 104 Infantry Brigade, 35 Division, with which
                                                                   he served from January 1915 until early 1917. He was awarded the
                                                                   DSO for conspicuous gallantry on 13 October 1914 during the
                                                                   Battle of the Aisne in which he was wounded