ART22015

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ID number ART22015
Title Risaldar of Indian Mule Transport Company attached 6 Division
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon: Lebanon, Beirut Tripoli Area, Baalbek
Date made 27 December 1941
Medium brown conte crayons heightened with white over pencil on paper
Measurement overall: 50.2 x 37.6 cm

Description

Portrait 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.