Brownlow’s Punjabis. A good association copy of the excellent regimental history.


History of the 20th (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) Infantry, Brownlow’s Punjabis. From its foundation, in 1857, to 1907. Swiss & Co. [Devonport] 1909 1st edition 8vo.

Litho frontispiece portrait of Brownlow, 1 plan, 13 full page illustrations from photographs, [viii], 147pp. Original quarter green leather with gilt sand coloured boards, top edges gilt, very clean with just a dent to the top of the front heavy board, Internally very clean with an interesting presentation inscription to a blank bepore the half title J – Brough from L C Dunsterville and a later biographical note in pencil beneath it. The photographic plates are particularly good and show excllent uniform details. The final chapter of personal reminiscences by Brownlow includes several letters to Dunsterville. The appendix has lists of both British and Indian officers in the various expeditions in which the regiment took part, lists of c.o.s and of the stations where they were based.  Perkins p476 rates the book highly. mar27/2 RESERVED 29.x2021

Field Marshal Sir Charles Brownlow, G.C.B. [1831 – 1916] began his service in India in the Punjab caccmpaign of 1848, going to serve in Hazara 1852-3, Mohmand 1854, commanded the 20th on the Eusufzai Border in 1858, China 1860, Umbeyla 1863, Hazara 1868, commanded the Looshai Column 1871-2. He was an ADC to Queen Victoria until 1861 and ended his career as Assistant Military Secretary to the CinC at Horseguards, retiring in 1887.

Major General Lionel Charles Dunsterville, C.B., C.S.I., A.D.C. [1865-1946]  commanded the regiment from 1907 but is best known for commanding Dunsterforce towards the end of World War One and being the model for Stalky in the Stalky & Co stories by Rudyard Kipling, with whom he was at school.