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Old 27-08-23, 03:44 AM
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Default Unknown Mysore badge

hi all
any information on this badge would be appreciated
ive been told it was a WW1 souvenier brought back by an Australian
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Old 27-08-23, 07:42 AM
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Possibly Mysore Transport.
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Old 27-08-23, 10:58 AM
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Found this on an Australian site :

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Wonderful Indian Sikh Mysore Regimental headdress badge - A battalion provided by the principality of Mysore in India as Imperial service troops. A rare and interesting badge. I have photo (second last) of the Sikhs at Gallipoli, one of whom gave up his badge for my Pa. On the back of the photo he says "Indians, good chaps, good with the mules, and did a mighty fine fighting job."
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Similarly the Mysore Transport Corps did much useful work in Mesopotamia.

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Old 28-08-23, 02:36 AM
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Thanks guys
Yes Mike, that’s the badge I bought.
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Old 29-08-23, 08:42 AM
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Raised in 1901 as the Independent Pony Corps, in 1910 it had converted to a Bullock Corps and by 1916 had 320 carts, 704 bullocks, 40 ponies and 429 men. It was mobilized for active service in Sept 1916 when six troops moved to Mesopotamia for employment on the line of communication between Qurnah and Ali Gharbi. The unit was also employed for battlefield clearance at Kut,Shumran,Siwn,Sannaiyar and the Hai, the last two in particular earning the unit praise from the GOC. All information from"The Maharajas' Paltans".
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Raised in 1901 as the Independent Pony Corps, in 1910 it had converted to a Bullock Corps and by 1916 had 320 carts, 704 bullocks, 40 ponies and 429 men. It was mobilized for active service in Sept 1916 when six troops moved to Mesopotamia for employment on the line of communication between Qurnah and Ali Gharbi. The unit was also employed for battlefield clearance at Kut,Shumran,Siwn,Sannaiyar and the Hai, the last two in particular earning the unit praise from the GOC. All information from"The Maharajas' Paltans".
thanks for the information. is there anywhere i could see a pic of the troops or even better the badge?
anyway, i have the badge now and its a lovely large solid item. unfortunately the pin needs repair.
on what would this badge have been worn?
any idea what this badge is worth? it doesnt fit my collecting field so will be offering it for sale
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