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A British Officer of the 1st Punjab Regiment (with a view beyond of the mountains of the North West Frontier), India, c.1922

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Army Museum

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The officer is in full dress uniform with mountains in the background. This painting was commissioned by the Officers of the Indian Army Association and presented to Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck, GCB, GCSI, CIE, DSO, OBE, on his 90th birthday in 1974. Auchinleck had joined the regiment in 1903 and remained an officer in it until his death on 23 March 1981, aged 96.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 76.5 x W 50.8 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1999-03-93

Acquisition method

gift from Mr Andrew Holmes and Mr Timothy Holmes in memory of their father Lieutenant Colonel D. C. B. Holmes, 1999

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