An excellent history, packed with the names of officers and men, places, details of events, and battles major and minor. Both the narrative and the Appendixes are a gold mine for the genealogist and for the medal collector. The Regiment. spent the period 1914-1916 on India’s north-west frontier, 1916-1918 fighting the Turks in Mesopotamia, and 1919-1921 in Kurdistan. Apps: Roll of Honour (in detailed tabular form, with details of KIA, WIA, and DOW, for British and Indian Officers), H&A (with full citations for all awards of the DSO, MC, IOM) list of British officers who served (with some biographical notes for each), Indian officers (with even more detailed notes regarding their services and promotions), table of reinforcement drafts (with much useful information regarding the British and Indian officers who accompanied each draft) complete this exemplary book.
REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE 45th RATTRAY’S SIKHS DURING THE GREAT WAR AND AFTER. 1914-1921
An excellent history of a famous Indian regiment’s service in the Great War, during which the 45th Rattray’s Sikhs served on their own North-West frontier of India, in Mesopotamia and in Kurdistan. Includes a Roll of Honour and details of decorations awarded.