Pre-1900 Indian military photographs..
We saw numerous pics of 1900-1947, though their are very few pics are there of those British-Bharatiya Jawans back in 1800-1900s who died for the Queen and the Crown and later lost in the pages of History , i believe their are many pics which are yet to be posted over net specially for Indian Members, Here some i got from
Some early pics of 2nd Afghan War 1878 to 1881 and later ones..
Men of the 71st the Highland Light Infantry photographed at Peshawar after their return from the Ambala Campaign on the North-West Frontier 1863
Soldiers of the 93rd Highlanders with prisoners taken at Ambala 1863
Major General Frederick Roberts VC and the six orderlies who accompanied him throughout the 2nd Afghan war. Two Punjab infantry, two from the 3rd Sikhs and two from the 5th Gurkhas. Afghanistan 1879.
Indo-British of the Peshawar Valley Field Force. 1879
Afghan prisoners guarded by Sepoys of the 45th (Rattrays) Sikhs. The Regiment served with the Peshawar Valley Field Force
British officers of the Guides. Lieutenant Walter Hamilton VC with his Indian troopers who defended the residency at Kabul stands on the right. On the 3rd September 1879, without warning, Afghan soldiers attacked the Residency and were joined by the civilian population. 4 Britons and 69 Indian troops faced countless thousands of Afghan soldiers and civilians. The Indian troops were 21 Guides Cavalry and 48 Guides Infantry. (The Guides were an elite Regiment of the Indian Army)Soon Cavagnari, Jenkyns and Kelly were dead. Hamilton and his Guides fought desperately, even charging out of the Residency to bayonet the crews of artillery brought against them. During one of these attacks Lieutenant Hamilton was killed. The Residency was set on fire and the buidlings started to collapse. As the sun went down that evening, the few remaining Guides were commanded by Jemadar Jewand Singh (Guides Cavalry). All day the Afghans called upon the Guides to surrender, promising them their lives. The Guides rejected this offer and after 12 hours of fighting the few remaining men fixed bayonets and charged out to their deaths. Over 600 Afghan dead bore witness to the heroic resistance of this small force.
The Guides proved that day that they were 'true to their salt.'
NCO's and Sepoys of the Guides Infantry, showing the different members of the 'martial races' that filled its ranks. A photograph taken after the Afghan war, the medal for which is worn by most of the men. The Sikh on the right also wears the Indian order of merit, the sepoys equivalent of the Victoria Cross.