To the right of the second horseman in from the left. After a painting by Frederic de Haenen. Soldiers who came for the cotronation of King Edward VII.


Jacob's Rifles was a regiment founded by Brigadier John Jacob CB in 1858. Better known as the commandant of the Sind Horse and Jacob's Horse, and the founder of Jacobabad, the regiment of rifles he founded soon gained an excellent reputation. It became after partition part of the Pakistani Army, whereas Jacob's Horse was assigned to the Indian Army. A number of his relatives and descendants served in the Regiment, notably Field Marshal Sir Claud Jacob, Lieutenant-Colonel John Jacob and Brigadier Arthur Legrand Jacob, Claud's brother.


A cartoon of an officer in Jacob's Rifles, possibly of Colonel Hebert Bruce Jacob.
Courtesy of Michael Jacob