NINETEENTH CENTURY BRITISH AND INDIAN ARMIES AND THEIR SOLDIERS
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The purpose of this site is to explore the 19th
Century British and Indian Armies and their soldiers. The site will
present various 19 th Century photographs, campagn medals,
and the biographical studies of the soldiers represented by these items.
A research service is offered for those of you who maybe interested.
If you are interested in having some research done please see:
The crowns and pips used as bullets and title markers are
Victorian era officers embroidered uniform collar rank insignia. If
there is a term or an abbreviation that you do not understand please
consult the GLOSSARY
from the bottom of any page.
"Idealistic young soldiers think of heroic glory. Old soldiers
know of the bravery, compassion, and fortitude of soldiers. They
also know of the fear, brutality, and cowardliness of soldiers. Most
of all what old soldiers of any era know, that the young do not, is
that there is no glory in war." Fred Larimore, July 1998.
General Indexes to this Website:
See the RECENT ADDITIONS INDEX
for new items at this site.
See the INDEXES OF SOLDIERS
OF THE BRITISH AND INDIAN ARMIES 1840 TO 1920
for rolls and a web site surname index of soldiers of the
British and Indian Armies, 1840-1920.
Photographs represent a visual reflection of participants in British
and Indian military history of the 19th Century:
Photographs of Soldiers of the British Army 1840
Photographs of Soldiers of the Indian Army 1840
These two sections will present photographs of various types showing
early cased photographs, carte de visites (CDV's), cabinet cards
(CAB's), and photo post cards. The uniforms represented in the photograph
will be described. When photographs are identified, biographies of
the soldiers life and the regiments they served in will be presented.
Orders, decorations, and medals for services in campaigns of the British
and Indian Armies in the 19th Century:
Orders, Decorations,and Campaign Medals of the
British Army 1815 to 1920.
Orders, Decorations, and Campaign Medals of the
Indian Army 1815 to 1920.
These two sections will present examples of various medals and the biographies
of the soldiers who received them along with historical notes on their
regiments. British campaign medals of the 19th Century have
the recipient's name and regiment engraved or impressed on the rim of
the medal and serve to give a researcher a starting point to create a
biography of an individual soldier. Campaign medals are a very personal
representation of a soldiers participation in a military campaign of
the 19th Century.
Here are some other links to resources that you might find useful
Other links to resources presenting biographical research of 19
th Century British and Indian Army Soldiers:
To finding more information about the British and Indian Armies:
To find medals awarded to soldiers of the British and Indian Armies:
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