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The Indian Staff Corps was a branch of the Indian Army during the British Raj.

Separate Staff Corps were formed in 1861 for the Bengal, Madras and Bombay Armies, which were later combined into the Indian Army. They were meant to provide officers for the native regiments and for the staff and army departments. They were also designed to offer placements for civil and political appointments for posts which Indian Army officers might be eligible. Those officers who were already employed by the Army had the option to join the Staff Corps or to stay employed under the old conditions of work. In that sense, the Indian Staff Corps was seen by the majority of entrants as synonymous with the Regular Officer Corps of the Indian Armies. This is not to be confused with officers holding staff appointments.

To reduce confusion, the term "Indian Staff Corps" in relation to officers on regimental duty was withdrawn by Lord Kitchener during his unification of the Indian Army. From that time, officers were gazetted to the "Indian Army".

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He served in the Indian Staff Corps, much of it in the Punjab Frontier Corps, stationed in Waziristan for eight years. While in India, Slater played for Peshawar and Northern Punjab, but unfortunately these sides had not been granted First-Class status.

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He married Nellie Maud Purcell in March 1900, three years after becoming a Lieutenant in the Indian Staff Corps in 1897. Serving with the 17th Hariana Lancers, he was promoted to Captain in 1902 and Major in 1911. Wheeler's final foray was part of a ...

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