Tracing Ancestors & Soldiers in British India - A Half-day Course on 28 March

The first Armies in British India were comprised the three Armies of the East India Company, one each for the three Presidencies of Bengal, Madras and Bombay. They were originally formed to defend the Company’s possessions against the French in India but soon developed to fight the predations of the various persons who tried to take control of the country from the Moghul Emperor.  By the time of the Mutiny in 1857, these Company armies were larger than the British Army, but the Government in London then determined to transfer control of India to the Crown and the Company Armies were replaced with a new Indian Army.

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