Football in The Raj

During the British occupation of India the soldiers and civil servants engaged in a variety of sporting activities, many of which were adopted by locals who came into contact with the British or served alongside them. Here are some photographs of football teams featuring Indian soldiers in the service of the British Empire.

Football team of the 20th Duke of Cambridge's Own Infantry (Brownlow's Punjabis), 1920.

Football team from the 52nd Sikhs (Frontier Force), 1921.

The Tochi Scouts HQ Wing football team, the winners of the Company League, North West Frontier, 1933.