forwarding the links on to interested parties from Clayton Roberts who has
been working on several projects.
Any enquiries please contact him and not me, directly.
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Date: 28 February 2017 at 16:15
Subject: YouTube videos
Just letting you know that the following YouTube videos are continuing to
attract viewers out there in the global community. Please forward these
links to whoever you think might be interested
*Indian Police Service*
Views so far: 481
*Old Martinians Association, Western Australia*
*NONE OF THESE VIDEOS ARE FOR ANY COMMERCIAL OR SALE PURPOSES, ONLY TO
SHINE A LIGHT ON A PROUD SHARED HISTORY*
Peter Moore and I are currently working on the *Auxiliary Force India
As you know, in the wake of the Mutiny the British military presence in
India was increased and over the next 20 years a number of armed volunteer
units sprang up all over India wherever there was any European settlement.
As “railway colonies” were the most prolific and widespread of settlements,
railway volunteer units were first to appear, inaugurated by the “East
India Railway Volunteer Rifle Corps’ in 1868
Volunteer regiments, later Auxiliary Force India were formed from British
and Anglo-Indian civilians, often associated with a trade or company, and
used mainly in 'aid to the civil power' - putting down sectarian riots.
During the World Wars, especially the 2nd, some were called up for duty in
India, guarding strategic positions to release regular IA and British
troops for combat duties.
I have also started work with Peter on :
*Anglo-Indians: The Forgotten Pillars of British India (1600-1947)*
I would appreciate any old time family photos of life in India (1600-1947)
in a variety of settings: social, shikar, railway colony life, servants,
boarding school, picnics, churches, family members, Dads and Mums at work,
army, transport, practically anything that gives a feel of how we and/or
our ancestors lived in India
Please send the photos in the highest resolution possible with appropriate
All contributions are gratefully accepted and will be acknowledged in the
Happy to discuss
Perth, Western Australia