Gloucestershire Regiment in Jhansi, India, 1928


 A pictorial Souvenir and History of the Second Battalion The Gloucestershire Regt. Jhansi, India, 1928. Lieutenant-Colonel R. L. Beasley, D.S.O., commanding. Published by C. R. Jessop & Co  1928. large oblong folio in album style [15½ x 11ins].

11pp, 26 card leaves with tipped in photographs to the facing sides only [mainly one to a page]. 1 paper leaf with a tipped in photograph. Original green cloth with minor wear to extremities but in much sounder condition than most similar printed albums, the regimental badge blocked to the centre now lacking most of the original gilt. The brief history [signed  R.M.G.] shows how much time this regiment, previously the 61st Foot, spent in India, playing a prominent part in the battle of Chillianwallah and being stationed at Ferozepore when the Mutiny broke out. Their 350 mile forced marcg to Delhi was remarakable and the regiment played a key part in the storming of the Kashmir Gate where its Surgeon Reade won a Victoria Cross. The photographs are all groups [not individually named] by Company, Platoon, sports teams, bands, etc. This sort of large regimental souvenir is not easy to find.   Mar12/4

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