In 1867 Emperor Theodore III of Abyssinia had, after repeatedly abusing British Citizens, got so far up the British Government's nose that they dispatched an Army miles into the interior of what is now Ethiopia to teach him a lesson. These officers of the 27th Bombay Native Infantry (1st Baluchis) formed part of that lesson. Their commander, wearing a turban in the image, was Major H. Beville.
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