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The Badge of 113th Infantry, Indian Army?

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear All,

Can any badge-savvy Great War Forum aficionado show me an example of the Collar-Badge(s) worn by Officers of 113th Infantry of the Indian Army, ca. 1917-18, please?

I attach a picture one such Officer, then then Lieut. C. D. Balding, when attd. as a Coy Cdr Allahabad University Battalion, Indian Defence Force, 1917.

Kindest regards,

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FROGSMILE

The collar badge is a simple, small Sphinx set upon a tablet inscribed EGYPT, Kim.  It refers to the battle of Alexandria c1801 in Egypt, where Napoleon’s Army of the Orient was humbled.  Like all British regiments that took part, the then 13th Bombay Native Infantry was afforded the Sphinx emblem as a regimental honour, its very first.  It was eventually merged into the Bombay Grenadier Regiment as its 6th Battalion, but then disbanded in 1922 as part of the large scale military retrenchment in Britain and India of that year.

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear F.,

How interesting. 

Many thanks for not only describing the whole thing in Detail - but kindly adding an Indian Army rendering of the 113 Infantry version of the SPHINX/EGYPT insignia.

Looking at the erstwhile Lieutenant Balding's lapel badges, one can now easily make them out (thanks to your able help)!

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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8 minutes ago, Kimberley John Lindsay said:

Dear F.,

How interesting. 

Many thanks for not only describing the whole thing in Detail - but kindly adding an Indian Army rendering of the 113 Infantry version of the SPHINX/EGYPT insignia.

Looking at the erstwhile Lieutenant Balding's lapel badges, one can now easily make them out (thanks to your able help)!

Kindest regards,

Kim.


I was glad to help, Kim.  The rendering was that submitted by the Indian Army and then drawn up by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as the guide to be used for the regiment’s grave markers by stone masons.

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear F.,

Used for the grave markers: how apropos...!

Many thanks, once again.

Some medal groups research better than others, irrespective of price.

Major C. D. Balding is one of the former.

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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