Posted on: 9 October 2016

Musalman of the Mysore Transport Corps and a Madrasi Musalman of the Mysore Lancers, 1910.

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1910.

A dismounted Indian officer standing beside a mounted lancer. The Mysore state forces included a lancer unit, reorganised in 1892 for the Imperial Service Troops (IST) scheme, and a transport unit. The IST had been established to train the troops of Indian princely states up to the standard of the Indian Army.

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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