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Title Indian Army 26th Light Cavalry belt and pouch
Nationality British
Period 1906

This fine belt and pouch belonged to Watkis, MC and bar, an officer of the 26th Light Cavalry (formerly 1st Madras Lancers). It is silver hall marked: Birmingham, 1906. The battle honours are: Carnatic, Sholinghur (unique to 1st Madras Native Cavalry, ancestor of this regiment - the title changed in 1903), Mysore, Seringapatam, Burma.

There are small tack marks throughout the leather backing where it has been pinned onto a display board, and some of the silver bullion has separated in places from this backing. This is a rare survivor from the Raj.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : British : 20th Century]


Package arrived 12.30 today safe and sound. Honest piece as you described so all good.

C W, UK, 07.10.2014

Having received the beautiful medal that has been the subject of many recent phone calls, I am absolutely delighted with it. More importantly, the research you provided into the military backgrounds of all those involved made it all the more poignant. Thank you for your highly professional and friendly help and advice throughout the transaction.

Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011