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Title: Indian Army troops in Malta in 1878
Authors: Montanaro, Edgar G.
Keywords: Great Britain. Army -- Colonial forces -- Malta
Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Garrisons, British -- Malta
India. Army -- History -- 19th century
Issue Date: 1985
Publisher: Gulf Publishing Ltd.
Citation: Montanaro, E. G. (1985). Indian Army troops in Malta in 1878. Civilization, 22, 592-595.
Abstract: The first Indian Army Troops to serve in Europe were posted to Malta 100 years ago. On April 17th, 1878 a telegram from Calcuttta was received in London announcing that orders had been received by the Indian Government to despatch 7,000 native troops to Malta; the Regiments chosen from Bengal being the 9th Light Cavalry, the 13th and 31st Infantry and the 2nd Gurkhas; from Bombay, the 1st Light Cavalry, and two Regiments of Native Infantry; and from Madras, the 25th Infantry. There were also four Companies of Sappers and Miners, and two field batteries of British Artillery.
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