Posted on: 9 October 2016

Risaldar-Major of 14th Murray's Jat Lancers, 1909.

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1909.

The Risaldar-Major, the most senior Indian officer of his regiment, rides at the head of a troop with sword drawn. His regiment was originally raised in 1857 as The Jat Horse Yeomanry for service during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859).

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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