Risaldar of Indian Mule Transport Company attached 6 Division
ID numberART22015
Collection typeArt
TitleRisaldar of Indian Mule Transport Company attached 6 Division
Measurementoverall: 50.2 x 37.6 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeFrench Mandate for Syria and Lebanon: Lebanon, Beirut Tripoli Area, Baalbek
Date made27 December 1941
Physical descriptionbrown conte crayons heightened with white over pencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionPortrait depicting a Risaldar of the Indian Mule Corps that was attached to the Australian 6th Division in Syria. In Persian, Risaldar means the commander of a risala (mounted troop), and is a mid-level rank in cavalry and armoured units of the Indian Army. Risaldars generally command squadrons and their rank is equivalent to a Major.