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1932 Archive Document Regarding a Lascar Sailor

Archive document from 1932 sent from the First assistant to the Resident in Kashmir, confirming that Mohammed Ismail is a British protected person from Jammu, Kashmir State. Despite their service during WW1, and their position as members of a British colony, sailors from the colonies who wished to stay in the U.K. after the war had to go through a lengthy and bureaucratic process to stay. If they were successful, the certificate then only lasted 5 years.

Document reference: HO 45 15774 1

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