The finding of a wife was not easy for any British troops overseas for a length of time. Many married daughters the regiments to some extent because after the age of 15 any child was no longer "on strenth", and the young women were keen to get married and taken back "on strength" as a wife.
In Calcutta there was an establishment called Lady Moira's Orphanage, which housed orphans - white and mixed - of Britsih troops. Soldiers with permission of their CO would visit it hoping to find a bride. However Lady Moira's Orphange was in Calcutta on the east side of India. Were there other such establishments in other parts of the country? Was this
"marrige agency" concept practiced in other British stations?