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‘16/12 Miscellaneous. Officer Commanding Troops – 3/16thPunjab Regiment. Correspondence with the –’ [‎8v] (16/220)

The record is made up of 1 file (108 folios). It was created in 1 Sep 1926-9 Nov 1927. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Correspondence, financial statements and other papers relating to expenses incurred by the despatch to Bahrain between September 1926 to February 1927, of the 3 Battalion of the 16 (3/16) Punjab Regiment, in response to civil unrest in Manama during 1926. The principal correspondents are: the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Bahrain (Major Cyril Charles Johnson Barrett); the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain (Charles Dalrymple Belgrave); the Controller (or Deputy Assistant Controller) of Military Accounts for the Southern Command & Poona and Bombay District.

The first part of the file comprises correspondence relating to proposals for the payment and preparation of accounts for the detachment of the 3/16 Punjab Regiment to Bahrain (multiple copies, ff 4-5, ff 15-16, ff 32-33), and enquiries from the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain as to whether the State of Bahrain will bear all expenses associated with the presence of the 3/16Punjab Regiment in Bahrain; a question answered in the affirmative by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. (f 9, f 13).

The second part of the file comprises letters (some with financial statements) from the Controller of Military Accounts for the Southern Command & Poona and Bombay District, to the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain, requesting payment of various costs incurred by the 3/16 Punjab Regiment’s presence in Bahrain. These requests were forwarded by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. to the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain. All amounts are given to Indian rupees, annas and pies:

  • pay and allowances for the 3/16th Punjab Regiment, from September 1926 to February 1927 (f 36, f 41, f 70, f 94);
  • expenditure on local purchases and other miscellaneous charges (ff 44-47);
  • cost of rations consumed by the regiment during its stay in Bahrain, with copies of ration returns (ff 52-61);
  • a mileage allowance payable to Lieutenant R C Robinson, Commandant of the 3/16th Punjab Regiment (f 66);
  • pensions contributions for officers and men of the regiment (f 76);
  • shipping costs associated with the passage of the regiment from Bombay to Bahrain in September and 1926, and its return in February 1927 (f 82, f 87).

The file also includes proposals for the supply of ice for the regiment in Bahrain (ff 19-21), and a letter (in Arabic and English) from Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah to the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , dated 18 Sha‘bān 1345 (equivalent to 21 February 1927), expressing his satisfaction at the way in which the 3/16Punjab Regiment carried out their duties while in Bahrain.

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1 file (108 folios)
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The file’s contents are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest item at the front to the latest at the end.

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The foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 110; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 4-109; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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‘16/12 Miscellaneous. Officer Commanding Troops – 3/16thPunjab Regiment. Correspondence with the –’ [‎8v] (16/220), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/1509, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100033395060.0x000011> [accessed 12 December 2019]

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