TRIBUTE TO THE FARIDKOT SAPPERS AND MINERS - In commemoration of all those, including civilians, porters, and troops, involved in the East African campaign of 1914 to 1918.

4 List of Illustrations Figure 1. Colonial Africa in 1914 ............................................................................................................8 Figure 2. Map of countries in Southern Africa. .......................................................................................9 Figure 3. Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck .........................................................................................13 Figure 4. The Faridkot Arms..................................................................................................................17 Figure 5. Map of the Punjab District......................................................................................................17 Figure 6. Major Bertie Wilmot Mainprise R.E. .....................................................................................18 Figure 7. General Michael Tighe ...........................................................................................................19 Figure 8. SMS Konigsberg in East African Waters ...............................................................................19 Figure 9. The wreck of SMS Konigsberg in the Rufiji Delta ................................................................20 Figure 10. IEF(B) Transports approaching Tanga in November 1915 ..................................................22 Figure 11. Re-embarkation of Indian Troops at Tanga..........................................................................23 Figure 12. Map of the Battle of Bukoba June 1915 ...............................................................................29 Figure 13. General Richard Wapshare...................................................................................................26 Figure 14. Map of operations against the Konigsberg ...........................................................................27 Figure 15. C.P. Evill as a civilian ..........................................................................................................28 Figure 16. Inns of Court Volunteer Rifle Group at Dover 1905............................................................31 Figure 17. Robin Sneyd as a civilian .....................................................................................................34 Figure 18. Farewell address presented to Mr R.T.S. Sneyd...................................................................35 Figure 19. Equitation Certificate for 2nd Lieutenant Robin Sneyd .......................................................37 Figure 20. Rifle practice at Kirkee.........................................................................................................38 Figure 21. On parade at Kirkee. 2nd Lieutenant Robin Sneyd is the tall figure in the foreground. ......38 Figure 22. Indian Army Reservists training at Kirkee 1915 ..................................................................39 Figure 23. General Jan Smuts ................................................................................................................42 Figure 24. General Jaap van Deventer (right) with staff officer ............................................................43 Figure 25. Map of the campaign in the North-East................................................................................44 Figure 26. Map of the East African Campaign 1914-1917....................................................................45 Figure 27. Map of Allied advance in 1916 ............................................................................................46 Figure 28. The Taveta Front ..................................................................................................................46 Figure 29. The Taveta Front (detail)......................................................................................................47 Figure 30. Major Tillard and Lieutenant-Colonel Nand Singh..............................................................48 Figure 31. Faridkots Longido Central, March 1916 ..............................................................................49 Figure 32. Weri Weri River, April 1916................................................................................................50 Figure 33. Faridkots on the march below Longido, March 1916 ..........................................................50 Figure 34. Weri Weri River April 1917.................................................................................................51 Figure 35. German bi-plane with pilot, guarded by Askaris. “The big bird in the sky”........................53 Figure 36. Royal Naval Air Service preparing one of their sea planes..................................................55 Figure 37. South Africans crossing the Lukigura River ........................................................................69 Figure 38. Official photograph of the Faridkot Sappers, accompanied by a man with a bicycle,.........74 Figure 39. Brigadier General P.S. Beves ...............................................................................................76 Figure 40. First Mention in Despatches .................................................................................................81 Figure 41. Map of approximate route of main German force, September 1916 – November 1918 ......85 Figure 42. Map showing the advance to the Rufiji River. .....................................................................88 Figure 43. Four pictures of the crossing at Kiperio ...............................................................................91 Figure 44. Sketch map of the Rufiji River crossing...............................................................................93 Figure 45. Rufiji River with hippo. Photo taken by Harry Fecitt. ........................................................94 Figure 46. Portrait of Lieutenant Robin Sneyd M.C..............................................................................96 Figure 47. The Mahenge Plateau .........................................................................................................100 Figure 48. General Reginald Hoskins ..................................................................................................100
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