Flashcards in India and the First World War Deck (16)
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1

What was the name of hospital ship provided by the Princely states for the British Army?

Loyalty

2

By November 1918, how many Indians had enlisted as combatants?

827,000

3

How many Indian soldiers died as a result of World War One?

64,500

4

How many Indian soldiers were there in the first Indian expeditionary force?

28,500

5

In which battle during 1914 did Indian soldiers fight and take on heavy losses?

Battle of Ypres

6

Which famous battle did Indians partake in in early 1915?

Battle of Neuve Chapelle (later also the second Battle of Ypres)

7

In December, how many infantry divisions were sent from France to serve in the Middle East?

2

8

In which famous battle were British and Indian forces forced to surrender on 29 April 1916?

Battle of Jut-al-Amara

9

By November 1918, how many Indians had enlisted for either combatant and non-combatant roles?

1.5 million

10

How many animals were given by India to aid with the war effort?

184,350

11

By the end of the war in 1918, how much Indian revenue was given to the Allied War effort?

£146 million

12

How much was given in war loans to Britain from India in 1917 and 1918?

£73.5 million

13

What was the percentage increase in revenue demands from India by the UK in the years 1916-1917 and 1918-1919?

1916-1917= 16% and 1918-1919=10%

14

During the war how much did the price of food grain grow by?

93%

15

During the war how much did the price of Indian goods and imported goods rise by?

Indian goods= 60% and Imported goods= 190%

16

What was the dividends made by cotton mills in Bombay in 1914 and 1917?

1914=6% and 1917=30%