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A mounted sowar in drab full dress, Guides Cavalry, 1902 (c)

Oil on canvas by James Arthur Pownall, 1902.

This work depicts a mounted sowar, or trooper, holding a carbine. The Corps of Guides was raised in 1846-1847 by Lieutenant (later Lieutenant-General Sir) Harry Lumsden (1821-1896). In 1886, as part of the later 19th century reform of the Indian Army, the Guides were transferred from the control of the Governor of the Punjab to that of the Commander-in-Chief. The cavalry regiment was later numbered 10th in the 1922 reorganisation of the Indian Army.

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NAM. 1981-06-12-1


Not NAM Copyright, Artist's Copyright


National Army Museum Sandhurst, Indian Army Memorial Room

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