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Hockey team, 23rd Sikh Pioneers, 1905 (c)

Photograph, India, 1905 (c).

Group photograph of Indian Army hockey team with trophy.

From an album of 88 photographs compiled by Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel) William Arthur Henry Bird OBE, 23rd Sikh Pioneers, 1905-1920 (c).

Bird was born 6 November 1884 and was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in 1904. He served with the 23rd Sikh Pioneers, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He served in Aden and Somaliland in 1914-1915. He retired from the Army in 1933, and died in 1950, in Cuckfield, West Sussex.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2001-02-21-3


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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