Lot 471: Full Dress Uniform of Lieutenant Colonel A T Rowlandson 124th Baluchistan Infantry & Cross Belt and Waist Belt of 126th Baluchistan Infantry
November 30, 2016
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Full Dress Uniform of Lieutenant Colonel A T Rowlandson 124th Baluchistan Infantry & Cross Belt and Waist Belt of 126th Baluchistan Infantry, the full dress tunic in French Grey / beige cloth with red facings to the collar and cuffs. Central red stripe to the front of the tunic. Officers large pattern regimental tunic buttons to the front. Officers bullion twist cord shoulder straps with bullion rank pips and crowns. Gilt braid bordering the collar. Tunic partially lined to the interior with original tailors label having inked name. Original red dress trousers accompany the tunic. Brown leather officers cross belt and pouch fitted with gilt metal officers cross belt plate for the 126th Baluchistan Infantry and matching gilt metal pouch badge. Some minor scattered moth but otherwise a very fine set. Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Turner Rowlandson Baluchistan Infantry, Indian Army. Born in January 1867, Madras India, educated at the Royal Military College Sandhurst. Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Kings Own August 1886, transferred to the Indian Staff Corps February 1891; promoted Captain Indian Army August 1897, he served with the 26th Baluchistan Infantry during the Third China War and with the 24th Baluchistan Infantry during the Tibet Expedition. Promoted to Major 25th August 1904, appointed commandant Mounted Infantry School, India on 5th December 1905, Commandant 126th Baluchistan Infantry and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1911. He died in Kowloon on 19th July 1913 and is buried in Hong Kong. His China and Tibet medals were sold at Spink on 24th July 2014.