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'The Indian Army in the First World War' a presentation by Major Gordon Corrigan MBE 8 March 2018

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The Indian Army in the First World War - Major Gordon Corrigan MBE Thursday 8th March 2018, 6pm A free and open lecture at the University of Kent, organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Gateways to the First World War project. The British Expeditionary Force that crossed to Europe in August 1914 was said, then and now, to b…


The Indian Army in the First World War

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Editor Alan Jeffreys Helion, £35.00, 313pp, notes, refs, bibliog, index. ISBN: 978–191–151–278–3 The Indian Army raised some 1.4 million volunteers during the Great War of whom 53,000 died on various fronts. Although immediate interest in the role of the Indian Army after the Great War stimulated the publication of many books, copies of most of…


114: February 2019

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‘Terriers’ in India: British Territorials 1914-19' with Professor Peter Stanley

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This is a change of speaker. In 1914 three divisions of Territorials volunteered to go to India to allow its regular garrison to go to the Western Front and Gallipoli. The 'Terriers' believed that Lord Kitchener had 'promised' that they would return to fight the Germans. In fact, many of them remained in India until late 1919, and many went from I…


Postponed : 8th President's Conference - Theme '1915 Revisited'

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Given current situation with spread of coronavirus the President's Conference will be postponed until further notice. The welfare of delegates and speakers is uppermost in our thoughts.  Speakers:    Aimee Fox : 'To Gallipoli and Back Again: Learning lessons between theatres, Gallipoli and the Western Front, 1915-1916'? Aimee Fox This talk fo…


The Indian Army on the Western Front: India’s Expeditionary Force to France and Belgium in the First World War

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Cambridge University Press, £60.00, 335pp., bibliog, index. ISBN: 9–781–107–027–466  To subvert a review about a new book with lengthy opinions on a fifteen–year–old work on the same topic is almost certainly poor reviewer’s protocol. However, since the shelf of new books about the Indian Army is virtually bare I will ignore polite convention. Lik…


The Indian Corps on the Western Front Handbook and Battlefield Guide

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[These reviews by John Battersby first appeared in Stand To! No. 104 September 2015 Special Edition. Available in the digital archive to WFA members]. The Indian Corps on the Western Front Handbook and Battlefield Guide by Simon Doherty and Tom Donovan, Tom Donovan Editions, Hardback: ISBN: 9–781–905–968–084 £35.00 plus p and p (also in paperback …


The Sons of John Company: The Indian & Pakistan Armies by John Gaylor

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1903-1991 Parapress. 1996. Hardback, 379 pp., £19.99. ISBN 1898594 414.  [This review first appeared in Stand To! no.51 January 1998. It is one of over 2,200 reviews of books about the First World War which are available to search in the Stand To! archive by members of The Western Front Association]. This is a very welcome book.  The contributio…


3 February 1915: Capt Oriel William Erskine Bannerman

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2nd son of the late General William Bannerman CB 104th Wellesley’s Rifles and of Louisa Bannerman (née Goddard). Educated Cheltenham College and Sandhurst. Joined the Indian Army 27 July 1898, promoted Lieutenant 27 October 1900 and Captain 27 July 1907 and from October 1903-07 was ADC to Major-General G Henry Divisional Commander at Meerut.  …


February 2020

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THE ROAD TO BAGHDAD Two:  “Mission Creep” It became apparent by January 1915 that the situation was not quite as was hoped for. The Turks were reinforcing Mesopotamia and it was learnt that German and Turkish diplomatic missions had been in Persia. Although the Southern oilfields were secured some of the local tribes had become restless and a pip…


'The Third Anglo Afghan War' by Dr Adam Prime

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The Third Anglo-Afghan War is a conflict very closely tied to the First World War. Firstly, it occurred less than six months after the end of the Great War, as Britain and her Empire were still in a state of high mobilisation but distributed across the globe. The origins of the conflict are closely tied to the First World War as the Afghans felt th…


3 March 1915 : Lieut. Wickham Leathes Harvey

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Parents Arthur and mother Emily (née Stanger-Leathes and from New South Wales, Australia) of Hoon-Hay, the Drive, Belmont Surrey. Educated at Quernmore, Bromley, Kent and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Gazetted 2nd Lieut. For the Indian Army, 9 Sept 1908 and attached to the 1st South Wales Borderer for his first year joining them at Quetta…


3 March 1915 Lieut. Wickham Leathes Harvey 7th Duke of Connaught’s Own Rajputs, Indian Army.

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Parents Arthur and mother Emily (née Stanger-Leathes) of Hoon-Hay, the Drive, Belmont Surrey. At the 1901, age 13, Whickham lived at home with his parents, 3 siblings, 2 aunts  and 3 domestic servants. Educated at Quernmore, Bromley, Kent and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.  Gazetted 2nd Lieut. For the Indian Army, 9 Sept 1908 and attache…


The Indian Corps on the Western Front by Simon Doherty and Tom Donovan

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Richly illustrated throughout, with clear maps and explanatory plans, many contemporary black and white photographs and a wealth of recent photographs on the ground, as well as colour illustrations, The Indian Corps on the Western Front makes an excellent companion to a trip along that stretch of the Western Front taken over by the Indian Army in O…