March past of the South Persia Rifles, 1918 (c)
Photograph, World War One, Persia (1914-1918), 1918 (c).
The South Persia Rifles were raised in June 1916. Commanded by British officers, this force eventually consisted of around 8,000 Persian, Arab and Baluchi men in regular cavalry, infantry and artillery units. They protected British interests in the region and helped maintain law and order until their disbandment in 1921.
One of 18 photographs relating to the service of Captain Newton Middleton Williams, MC.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection