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*[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.503252 ''Vignettes From Indian Wars''] by Lieut-General Sir George MacMunn, Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery  1932 Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection.  
 
*[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.503252 ''Vignettes From Indian Wars''] by Lieut-General Sir George MacMunn, Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery  1932 Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection.  
 
*[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=iUFYAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA1 ''Questions and answers on guard and sentry drill, selected from the general regulations of the Madras Army‬''] by Edward Thomas Fasken, Quarter Master and Interpreter 5th Battalion Artillery 1850 Google Books  
 
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Latest revision as of 02:35, 30 November 2019

The Madras Army was one of the East India Company Armies. Its origins lie in the raising of the first troops at Fort St George which was constructed in 1640 to defend Madras.

Divisions

Madras Regiments

A list of Madras Army regiments, alphabetically by type, can be found in the main article Madras Army Regiments.

Records

British Library

The links for the following catalogue references are National Archives Discovery links. For British Library equivalent links, search directly in the British Library’s "Search our Catalogue Archives and Manuscripts".

Other records available in the British Library India Office holdings include:

Please note that the Registers of Madras Army European Soldiers IOR/L/MIL/11/101-108 1786-1860 commenced in 1831 and only contain men still serving in the Army at that date. They are the recommended records to look at initially for men serving from 1831. If a man left the Army prior to 1831 for any reason, including death, he will not appear in these records. The Muster records are an alternative source of information.
FamilySearch (LDS (Mormons)) have filmed many of these records, most of which are now available as digitised microfilm. Search the FamilySearch catalogue by entering keywords such as Madras Army. In particular, “Registers of Madras Army European soldiers, 1786-1860” (catalogue entry) and “Madras army muster, quarterly, annual and casualty rolls, 1762-1907” (catalogue entry) are available.
Note: Microfilm ordering services ceased September 2017, however selected microfilms have been digitised and are currently available for viewing on a FamilySearch computer at a FamilySearch Centre or FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Locate these records through the FamilySearch catalogue. It is expected that in time all microfilms will be similarly available in this format. See FamilySearch Centres for viewing details.
  • Military Department Library: Madras Army IOR/L/MIL/17/3 1787-1904 includes
    • Madras Army List IOR/L/MIL/17/3/1-329 1810-1895
    • Madras Army General and Regimental Histories, Biographical Compilations IOR/L/MIL/17/3/511-520 1852-1943.
  • Soldiers’ and Officers’ Wills IOR/L/AG/34/30 1825-1881 (varies according to Presidency and whether a soldier or an officer). These records are available on findmypast

Fibis Database

Other sources

The National Army Museum holds a card index detailing officer's services. This index is unpublished and not available elsewhere. See the NAM article for details.

Recommended reading

  • When the Tiger Fought the Thistle – The Tragedy of Colonel William Baillie of the Madras Army by Alan Tritton 2013. Review by Peter Bailey in FIBIS Journal Number 31 (Spring 2014), page 55. For access, see FIBIS Journals
Events in the 2nd Mysore War

External links

Historical books online

Indian Army Uniforms by W Y Carman 1969. Full title: Indian Army Uniforms under the British from the 18th century to 1947 : Artillery, Engineers and Infantry. Archive.org version, mirror from Digital Library of India. Note: Original colour plates are in black and white and most illustrations are of poor quality.
Memoir of General John Briggs, of the Madras Army; with comments on some of his words and work by Major Evans Bell 1885 Archive.org. General Briggs joined the Madras Army July 1801, and left India in 1835.
Plans and Views illustrating the Journals of the Sieges of the Madras Army, etc by Edward Lake, 1825. British Library Digital. British Library itemViewer. Note for the latter link (for at least some browsers) the full screen option only seems to display adequately in the one page option, and even then, the right side of some maps may not display. Notes: Imperfect; wanting the titlepage and list of plates.
The Madras Soldier 1746-1946 by Lt.-Col. E G Phythian-Adams Revised and enlarged edition 1947 Archive.org.