The Officers of the 39th Garhwal Rifles at the Delhi Durbar 1911


An original photographic portrait of the officers in full dress uniform with medals, seated and standing in their camp at the Delhi Coronation Durbar of 1911. A good richly toned and strong image, stamped G W Lawrie & Co bottom right, mounted on an album sheet, excellent condition, the reverse of the sheet with 6 smaller images of Durbar and Delhi scenes. One shows the distinctive mounted herald trumpeters and a particularly unusual small image shows a train of the specially constructed Delhi Durbar Light Railway headed by the locomotive Tishazari. The page came from an album belonging to Brigadier Guy Rowland Mainwaring, D.S.O. of the Royal Garhwal Rifles (serving 1906-1938) who, as a young lieutenant, was with the detachment from the 1/39 Garhwal Rifles detachment at the Delhi Coronation Durbar of 1911. We can provide the names of the officers present at Delhi which may help in identifying the sitters.

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