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The Indian Army on campaign 1900-1939

103 Mahrattas - Officers & Men

The following important collection of photographs were taken by Captain Maurice Mendes, who served as an other rank with the 1/9th Middlesex Regiment in India before receiving a temporary commission in the 1st Battalion, 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry. He served along the North West Frontier of India with his Regiment during 1918-1919, and recorded his wartime experiences with these photographs. The photos below are not the complete collection, and belong to his son Mr.Brian Mendes. They may not be re-produced without his permission.

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2nd Row - Left to Right

Jem. Bhikaji Thakur, Hav.Mushnath Dalvi, Jem. Ganpat Rao Dalvi, Illegible, Hav.Thakram ?, Hav.Nana Sinoe, Jem.Govind Palao

Naik Vithram, illegible, illegible, Naik Babijimore



Subedar Narayan Kadam and Jemadar Ganpat Rao Dalwi.

Capt. H. Hanna, Capt. W.D.Marshall, and Lt.Col.H. Ross

Capt. H. Hanna,  Lt.Col.H. Ross, Subedar Shankar Lowande, and Subedar-Major Babajirao Dalvi



Back Row - Left to Right

Jem. Hamid Khan, Jem. Arjun Mandlekar, Jem. Joti More, Jem. Bhau Lole, Jem. Ranoji Beluse, Jem. Govind Palao

Sitting - Left to Right

Jem. Shaikh Maktum I.D.S.M., Sub.Khandu Ghadge, Lt.M. Mendes, Sub.-Maj. Babajirao Dalvi, Sub. Shankar Lowande, Jem. Sheikh Dada, Capt.W.L.Wayman



Back Row - Left to Right:

Jem. Hamid Khan,  Jem. Arjun Mandlekar, Jem. Joti More, Jem. Bhau Lole, Jem. Mama Thakur

Sitting - Left to Right:

Jem. Shaikh Maktum I.D.S.M., Sub.Khandu Ghadge, Sub.-Maj. Babajirao Dalvi, Sub. Shankar Lowande, Jem. Sheikh Dada



Captain Marshall, Lieutenants Henderson, King, Dunwell, and Mendes



Lieutenants King, Mendes, unknown, and Richard



Officers and NCOs. Not identified.