"Zarin left to join his two elder brothers, who were sowars in the Corps of Guides"

Harry Lumsden
Public DomainHarry Lumsden - Credit: Tagishsimon
The Corps of Guides was one of the regiments of the British Indian Army, active from 1846-1922.  The regiment was first raised in Peshawar by Lieutenant-General Harry Lumsden and soon grew in size and quality, becoming known for their excellence, daring and toughness.  The Guides were the first unit in either the Indian or British armies to wear khaki.