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The Indian Army on campaign 1900-1939

Captain Maurice Mendes

The following important collection of photographs were taken by Captain Maurice Mendes, who served as an other rank with the 1/9th Middlesex Regiment in India before receiving a temporary commission in the 1st Battalion, 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry. He served along the North West Frontier of India with his Regiment during 1918-1919, and recorded his wartime experiences with these photographs. The photos below are not the complete collection, and belong to his son Mr.Brian Mendes. They may not be re-produced without his permission.

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To India 1914 - the S.S.DILWARA


Barracks, Dum Dum.


Sgt. Maurice Mendes, 1/9 Middlesex Regiment


2nd Lt. Maurice Mendes.


Lt. Maurice Mendes 'Looking rather blinky'


Lt.Mendes with the 103rd Mahrattas