Posted on: 9 October 2016

Carnatic Infantry, 1908 (c).

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1908 (c).

The seven figures shown here are from the 86th, 75th, 80th and 73rd Carnatic Infantry, the 63rd Palamcottah Light Infantry and the 83rd Wallajahbad Light Infantry. These regiments were originally part of the Madras Army and all recruited from the Carnatic, a region of southern India lying between the Eastern Ghats and the Coromandel Coast.

This is the original artwork for an illustration in Major G F MacMunn's 'Armies of India', published in 1911.

Text and Image credit:
National Army Museum Copyright

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They carry the, presumably captured, battle standard of "Haydar Ali."