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Presidency: Bombay
Coordinates: 12.772440°N 45.039271°E
Altitude: 6 m (20 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name:  Aden
Country: Yemen
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Aden, a port city in Yemen, was part of British India from 1838. It was originally governed by Bombay Presidency then became a Chief Commissioner's province. After the Government of India Act (1935) Aden became a separate colony in 1937 and remained under British control until 1963.

There was a cantonment there.


Ecclesiastical Returns: Baptisms, Marriages and Burials at the British Library. Aden 1840-1948, IOR N/13; most of the Aden entries also appear in the Bombay returns. These records are included in the digitised records available on the commercial site findmypast



British Somaliland

See British Somaliland.
British Somaliland (or more fully, British Somaliland Protectorate) was a British protectorate in present-day northwestern Somalia' established in 1888. Between 1888 and 1898, it was administered by India, through an Indian Political Officer at Aden called “The Political Resident for the Somali Coast”, assisted by residents at Zaila, Bulhar and Berbera.[1] Troops from Aden were garrisoned there. It appears that even prior to 1888, the Indian Government had representatives in Somaliland.
British Somaliland was then administered by the British Foreign Office until 1905 and afterwards by the Colonial Office. It appears however, that at least some officers from the Indian Army , and to a lesser extent Indian Army soldiers, continued to be posted there.

External Links

Historical books online



  1. Page 4 In Pursuit of the 'Mad Mullah"- Service and Sport in the Somali Protectorate by Captain Malcolm McNeill 1902