Desertion seeen as disgraceful

Letter from Brighton, 23 October 1915 (IOR MSS EUR F 143/86, 23 October 1915, letter 11) © British Library


From Hav. Yusaf Khan K.I.H (Brighton) to Rangri Ghulam Muhammad, 40th Pathans, France (Urdu, 21/10/15). “I have heard that the 40th are under arrest, and that Havaldar Abbas and some others deserted to the Germans with a machine (gun). Is this true or false? It is a great disgrace to the regiment. Give my salaams to everyone from Subedar Gulodu down to the sweepers.”

(Letter passed)

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