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  • The Fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge on April 17, 1975. As the Khmer Rouge guerrilla are entering the city, call are made to collect and put in piles guns at the cross-roads and for the citizen to leave the city. Holding an RPG, a guerrilla leads a column into the center of town.The Fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge on April 17, 1975. As the Khmer Rouge guerrilla are entering the city, call are made to collect and put in piles guns at the cross-roads and for the citizen to leave the city. Holding an RPG, a guerrilla leads a column into the center of town.
  • The Fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge on April 17, 1975. Amid cheering from some groups of people on the Monivong avenue, a convoy is form with the victors.
As the Khmer Rouge guerrilla are entering the city, call are made to collect and put in piles guns at the cross-roads and for the citizen to leave the city.The Fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge on April 17, 1975. Amid cheering from some groups of people on the Monivong avenue, a convoy is form with the victors.
As the Khmer Rouge guerrilla are entering the city, call are made to collect and put in piles guns at the cross-roads and for the citizen to leave the city.
  • With Pochentong airport virtually under siege, every available plane is put into use by Cambodians desperate to escape their country for Saigon or Bangkok.With Pochentong airport virtually under siege, every available plane is put into use by Cambodians desperate to escape their country for Saigon or Bangkok.
  • The shortcoming of the Khmer army were enormous. Sometimes government soldiers had to take local buses to commute to the front-lines usually nor more that 15 kilometers away from the capital Phnom Penh at this period of about two months before the fall of the city to the Khmer Rouge.
Cambodia. Pictures from the book YEARS OF TURMOIL.The shortcoming of the Khmer army were enormous. Sometimes government soldiers had to take local buses to commute to the front-lines usually nor more that 15 kilometers away from the capital Phnom Penh at this period of about two months before the fall of the city to the Khmer Rouge.
Cambodia. Pictures from the book YEARS OF TURMOIL.
  • A warship, believed to be a "Dutch gunboat" as seen from the decks of the " s.s Konigin Luise"  (a German Liner handed over at the Armistice) bound for Plymouth Sound. The ship was to transport the 4th Queen's Regiment back to the Britain.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images.A warship, believed to be a "Dutch gunboat" as seen from the decks of the " s.s Konigin Luise"  (a German Liner handed over at the Armistice) bound for Plymouth Sound. The ship was to transport the 4th Queen's Regiment back to the Britain.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images.
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      Alexandra Dock, Bombay, India - 18/09/1919: A warship, believed to be a "Dutch gunboat" as seen from the decks of the " s.s Konigin Luise" (a German Liner handed over at the Armistice) bound for Plymouth Sound. The ship was to transport the 4th Queen's Regiment back to the Britain. Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense. These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom." With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe. The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training". From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front. The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies." E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks. On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images.
      Credit: E.F. Charlesworth / Peter Charlesworth Collection
  • "A blindfold boxing match."  Entertaining the troops while homeward bound on board the "Konigin Luise" prior to their arrival in Britain on the 12th November 1919.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images."A blindfold boxing match."  Entertaining the troops while homeward bound on board the "Konigin Luise" prior to their arrival in Britain on the 12th November 1919.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images.
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      Bombay, India - 01/10/1919: "A blindfold boxing match." Entertaining the troops while homeward bound on board the "Konigin Luise" prior to their arrival in Britain on the 12th November 1919. Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense. These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom." With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe. The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training". From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front. The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies." E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks. On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images.
      Credit: E.F. Charlesworth / Peter Charlesworth Collection
  • "Mrs Keyworth and Peter." Many of the officers' wives and families spent the war with their husbands/fathers while they served in India.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. 

Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919."Mrs Keyworth and Peter." Many of the officers' wives and families spent the war with their husbands/fathers while they served in India.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. 

Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.
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      India - 01/01/1917: "Mrs Keyworth and Peter." Many of the officers' wives and families spent the war with their husbands/fathers while they served in India. Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense. These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom." With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe. The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training". From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front. The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies." E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks. On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.
      Credit: E.F. Charlesworth / Peter Charlesworth Collection
  • An armoured vehicle believed to be a Rolls Royce.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. 

Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.An armoured vehicle believed to be a Rolls Royce.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. 

Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.
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      India - 01/01/1917: An armoured vehicle believed to be a Rolls Royce. Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense. These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom." With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe. The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training". From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front. The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies." E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks. On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.
      Credit: E.F. Charlesworth / Peter Charlesworth Collection
  • Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth in Lucknow.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. 

Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth in Lucknow.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. 

Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.
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      Lucknow, India - 01/01/1917: Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth in Lucknow. Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense. These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom." With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe. The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training". From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front. The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies." E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks. On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.
      Credit: E.F. Charlesworth / Peter Charlesworth Collection
  • "Major Sir Broderick Hartwell, Mrs Keyworth & Lady H." (Man second from left is believed to be Mr Keyworth and Lady H stands for Lady Hartwell.) Many of the officers' wives and families spent the war with their husbands/fathers while they served in India.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. 

Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919."Major Sir Broderick Hartwell, Mrs Keyworth & Lady H." (Man second from left is believed to be Mr Keyworth and Lady H stands for Lady Hartwell.) Many of the officers' wives and families spent the war with their husbands/fathers while they served in India.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. 

Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.
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      India - 01/01/1917: "Major Sir Broderick Hartwell, Mrs Keyworth & Lady H." (Man second from left is believed to be Mr Keyworth and Lady H stands for Lady Hartwell.) Many of the officers' wives and families spent the war with their husbands/fathers while they served in India. Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense. These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom." With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe. The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training". From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front. The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies." E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks. On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.
      Credit: E.F. Charlesworth / Peter Charlesworth Collection
  • A view of the Shah Hamdan mosque on the bank of the Jhelum River in Srinagar. Also known as the Khanqah Mosque, it is one of the oldest Muslim shrines in Kashmir.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images.

Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.A view of the Shah Hamdan mosque on the bank of the Jhelum River in Srinagar. Also known as the Khanqah Mosque, it is one of the oldest Muslim shrines in Kashmir.

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images.

Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.
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      Srinagar, India - 01/01/1917: A view of the Shah Hamdan mosque on the bank of the Jhelum River in Srinagar. Also known as the Khanqah Mosque, it is one of the oldest Muslim shrines in Kashmir. Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense. These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom." With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe. The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training". From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front. The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies." E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks. On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. Date of this image is estimated but lies within the period 1915 to 1919.
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  • "Group on board."   Members of the 4th Battalion Queen's Regiment sail from Southampton to Bombay on board the S.S Circassia.  Clockwise from top left: "Nalder, Donavan, Keppel Palmers, Sanderson, St Clair, Stokes and Norman."

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. 

The day and month of this image within 1915 is unknown."Group on board."   Members of the 4th Battalion Queen's Regiment sail from Southampton to Bombay on board the S.S Circassia.  Clockwise from top left: "Nalder, Donavan, Keppel Palmers, Sanderson, St Clair, Stokes and Norman."

Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense.  These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom."

With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe.

The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training".   From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front.  The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies."

E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks.   

On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. 

The day and month of this image within 1915 is unknown.
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      India - 01/01/1915: "Group on board." Members of the 4th Battalion Queen's Regiment sail from Southampton to Bombay on board the S.S Circassia. Clockwise from top left: "Nalder, Donavan, Keppel Palmers, Sanderson, St Clair, Stokes and Norman." Background to this image: With the threat of War looming in Europe, Edward Fitzgerald Charlesworth volunteered to join the Territorial Army that was being raised in Britain for coastal defense. These part-time soldiers trained at weekends and under an Act of Parliament no part of this force was to "be carried or ordered to go out of the United Kingdom." With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, asked for volunteers to serve abroad. The response from E.F. Charlesworth's Battalion, the 4th Queen's was reported to be "very satisfactory" and the volunteers were soon deployed to India to replace the regular British Army troops who were fast being transported to the battlefields of Europe. The 1st/4th Queen's arrived in Lucknow, via Bombay where they completed their "War Training". From published accounts there is no question that the soldiers posted to India during this period were craving for a call to the European front. The Times in 1916 was to write: "The men who have been sent to garrison the outposts of Empire would undoubtedly have chosen, if the choice had been theirs, to take their chances on the European battlefields with the Allies." E.F. Charlesworth recorded much of what he saw from the moment he boarded the ship in Southampton. His camera documented the life of British soldiers in India, their families, the local population, landscapes and landmarks. On his death these images were passed on to his Grandson Peter, who retains copyright to these rare historical images. The day and month of this image within 1915 is unknown.
      Credit: E.F. Charlesworth / Peter Charlesworth Collection

 

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