British and Indian officers of the 5th Regiment of Infantry, 1880 (c)

Bourne, Shepherd

British and Indian officers of the 5th Regiment of Infantry, 1880 (c)
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

British and Indian officers of the 5th Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force, 1880 (c).

Photograph by Bourne and Shepherd, 2nd Afghan War, 1880 (c).

The variety of clothing worn on campaign is clearly shown in this photograph of Punjab Frontier Force officers. The 5th Regiment of Infantry (later known as Vaughan's Rifles) were based on the North West Frontier of India in the years before the 2nd Afghan War (1878-1880). The regiment fought in many of the major battles in the first years of the war, including Peiwar Kotal, Charasiah and Kabul.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
23955
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1955-04-42-33

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