1915..SOMALILAND – INDIA..WW1 CENSORED INDIAN FORCES… [20946]

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1915 (28 Sep) Plain envelope with vertical crease & small piece lost at top right when opened to Madras endorsed bottom left from Private 3701 Atttavullah Khan, “D” Co. Dttc., 73rd Carnatic Infantry, Berbera bearing Somaliland Prot. 1a tied faint Berbera cds & with on reverse black ink Passed By Censor alongside pencil Initials 28/9/15 & Madras (18 & 19 Oct) transit & arrival cds….Most of the 73rd Carnatic Infantry remained in India throughout the war except for a small Detachment of 150 men that Garrisoned Berbera from Jan 1914 – Dec 1915 against the threat from Rebels encouraged by the war in German East Africa…A very scarce item from an Indian native soldier as most were illiterate.

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