Lot 472: Mess Tunics and Foreign Service Tunics of Lieutenant Colonel A T Rowlandson 124th and 126th Baluchistan Infantry,
November 30, 2016
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Mess Tunics and Foreign Service Tunics of Lieutenant Colonel A T Rowlandson 124th and 126th Baluchistan Infantry, short pattern mess dress tunic is French Grey / beige cloth with red facings to the collar and cuffs. Small brass ball buttons to the front and clips. Bullion officers knotted shoulder boards with bullion rank pips and crowns. Brass buttons to the shoulder straps with 124th Baluchistan Infantry. Loops to the breast for medal ribbons. Quilted lining to the interior with London Tailors label to the collar with inked name. Complete with the mess waistcoat. Similar example but with button for the 126th Baluchistan infantry, also with the mess waistcoat; Private purchase four pocket service dress tunic in fine cloth with stitched holes for tunic buttons and rank insignia to the shoulders and issue KD officers four pocket tunic with polished brass buttons of the 126th Baluchistan infantry and metal shoulder titles and rank badges to the shoulders. The mess uniforms suffer heavy from moth damage and shredding to the silk sections of the waistcoats, also some stitching faults to the bullion. (6 items) 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.