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The Indian Army on campaign 1900-1939

Indian Expeditionary Force ‘A’

Indian Expeditionary Force ‘A’ arrived in France on 30th September 1914, and was the first significant Imperial reinforcement for the beleaguered BEF.  As with their British Army counterparts, The Officers and Men of the Indian Army were ill-prepared and ill-equipped for the nightmare of the Western Front, and suffered heavy casualties accordingly. Battles such as Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, and Givenchy will forever be associated with the contributions made by IEF’A’.


An Indian Cavalry Regiment in France c.1914


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Officers with the Indian Cavalry Depot c.1914-15


The Front c.1914-15


Indian Army Medical Staff - Brockenhurst


Marseilles, September 1914 - Captain Alan Moray Brown and Major Edward Charles Talbot, both of the 47th Sikhs. Captain Brown would be killed on 12th March 1915, while Major Talbot would be killed on 29th April 1915.