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Chet Singh, a chaprassie of Field Marshal Lord Roberts, 1890 (c)

Oil on panel, by Lady Aileen Roberts (1870-1944), daughter of Lord Roberts, 1890 (c).

Lord Roberts was Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army between 1885 and 1893 and during this time was attended by many Indian servants. A chaprassie was an Indian term for a messenger, although they would also perform other duties such as doorman or footman.

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NAM. 1955-04-15-1


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum Sandhurst, Indian Army Memorial Room

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