1. Bayonet practice
Indian soldiers training with bayonets.
2. On parade
A woman pins flowers on to the tunic of a soldier at a march-past of Indian soldiers. Giving flowers to soldiers was a traditional sign of welcome, friendship, support or patriotism.
3. The East African Campaign
Indian reinforcements being transported to Kilwa in German East Africa to support military operations there, October 1917.
4. On The Western Front
Soldiers of the Indian Expeditionary Force make their way through a shell-torn landscape, March 1917.
5. Gas attack drill
Indian soldiers during a gas mask drill.
6. Sports at Salonika
Indian soldiers performing gymnastics at a Sports Day in Salonika, 1916.
Two officers of an Indian mule company in Gallipoli, 1915.
8. The Battle of the Somme
Indian soldiers wait for food at an improvised cookhouse at a camp near Querrieu in July 1916.
9. Keeping clean
Indian soldiers bathing in the River Auja, Palestine, in the summer of 1918.
10. Daily prayers
Indian soldiers of the Islamic faith pray at their camp during the campaign in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq).
11. In Baghdad
Indian soldiers guarding Baghdad railway station shortly after the city’s capture in March 1917. Railway stations were militarily important sites and were often guarded against sabotage and other threats.
12. Wounded Indian Soldiers Convalescing
Wounded Indian soldiers at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, which was used as a hospital for Indian soldiers during the First World War, August 1915.