Cabinet Photograph
M
ela Ram - Photographer
P
eshawar, Cherat, and Sialkot Cantonment
India

c. 1909


Two unnamed lance corporals of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment pose with a pet dog that looks part Jack Russell Terrier. Both men wear the five-button frock of the pattern introduced c. 1900. This pattern tunic and frock reintroduced the trefoil cuff braid first
seen in the 1877 pattern tunic/frock. Both men also wear brown leather garrison belts in place of the ubiquitous whitened buff leather Slade-Wallace belts. The brown leather belts were the basic building block of the 1903 pattern bandolier equipment which replaced the older buff
leather equipment except for full dress uses. Both men also wear one good conduct stripe on their left cuffs. The dog appears to be of the basic, standard issue variety.

The 1/Royal Warwickshire Regiment was stationed in India from 1898 and around 1911. The battalion was specifically at Peshawar between 1908 and 1910.