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Group Photo, c1903


A group photo of cavalry and infantry other ranks and officers. The cavalry wear a Sam Browne belt under their pouchbelt and chain-mail epaulettes.. The other ranks wear dark puttees while the officers wear black boots. The infantrymen all wear khaki puttees. The differing turbans denote race, the stripes being basically blue and white. At the top of the picture a Sikh sowar of cavalry stands between a lance naik and a sepoy of infantry. The sowar carries a lance. The infantry wear the drab coloured tunic with red collar and cuffs, later replaced by the long kurta with red piping. Note the cuff ornamentation of the two cavalry officers seated on chairs. All ranks in this photo have been awarded the Indian Order of Merit.


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by Stephen Luscombe