The history of the 110th Mahratta Light Infantry during the Great War was a tragic one as the Regiment was one of the Indian army formations caught up in the disaster at Kut-al-Asmara in Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq) in which a garrison commended by General Sir Charles Townshend was bottled up and compelled to surrender by the Turks. After the tragedy of Kut – in which many soldiers perished in Turkish captivity – the regiment was re-formed from its surviving remnants and saw service in the Palestinian campaign in the closing months of the war. Unit histories of Indian Army regiments are comparatively rare, and this one will be prized by all interested in the Raj and the Great War in Iraq.
HISTORICAL RECORD 110TH MAHRATTA LIGHT INFANTRY, DURING THE GREAT WAR
A history of an Indian infantry regiment caught up in the siege and capitulation at Kut in Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq). With maps and photos.