1915 CEYLON-GB…CIVIL UNREST.. [11555]

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1915 (Jun 9) Crested 2/6th Battalion Devonshire Regt env to Cheriton Bishop, Nr Exeter bearing 6c tied Colombo d/s & w/on rev Exeter [9 Jul] transit d/s…………………….Civil unrest erupted during May/June 1915 due to religious friction between Indian Moors & Buddhists coupled to high prices & war shortages which resulted in regular troops being augmented by various Ceylonese volunteer units and a small detachment of 2/6th Devonshire Regt who where stationed in India…Rare item

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