Gun Lascar

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Gun lascars, or gun-lascars, were Indian recruits retained for manhandling and cleaning field artillery including pioneer work erecting batteries. They were also described as a native powder-monkey.[1]

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  1. Page 151 First impressions and studies from nature in Hindostan; embracing an outline of the voyage to Calcutta, and five years residence in Bengal and the Doáb, from MDCCCXXXI to MDCCCXXXVI , Volume I, by Thomas Bacon, Lieut. Of the Bengal Horse Artillery 1837