Talk:1915 Singapore Mutiny

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Good article 1915 Singapore Mutiny has been listed as one of the Warfare good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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April 29, 2008 Good article nominee Listed
Did You Know A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on June 19, 2007.

POV and English needs improvement[edit]

The article is extremely POV. It is also written by a non-native English speaker and needs a rewrite. It is also unclear what caused this rebellion, was it nationalist or Islamic? I find it hard to believe that a unit of illiterates collected from various parts of India, that did not share the same ethnic backgrounds, but had only Islam in common, would be dedicated Indian nationalists -- in 1915. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 03:52, 20 June 2007.

I've read the article, and the English seems quite alright. With regard to POV, would you please give your specific concerns? --Rifleman 82 01:17, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Second World War vs 1915??[edit]

The article refers to the Second World War several times, yet the mutiny in question took place in 1915, the time period of the First World War. Am I missing something? Falconeer (talk) 20:38, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

I spotted this error too & have made the necessary correction now. The mutiny occurred during WWI (also mentioned in the Mehmed V caption as per my last edit [1]) but somehow it was mistyped as 'WWII' during subsequent copyedits done by another editor. -- Aldwinteo (talk) 09:15, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Cricket link to Mutiny[edit]

Editors might be interested in the article at which mentioned the mutiny and how it interrupted a cricket match. --Roisterer (talk) 00:26, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

It's an interesting tidbit but its inclusion (or without) doesn't add much perspective to the historical context of the article. Also, it may be awkward to include, as it may break the flow of narration in the article too. Thank u for this info mate. -- Aldwinteo (talk) 09:15, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Something wrong[edit]

The incitement section states that the incitement came from the Sultan of Turkey, and the next section states that the actual mutiny occured against a fear of having to fight Muslim brethren. The problem is, the units mutinying were Rajput, who are Hindus and Sikhs, and it would be extremely surprising if they reposnded to the Sultans call. This needs sorting out, there is something missing. I note that the Ghadar party is mentioned in the introductory sections, I believe this has more relevance to this (from my own reading on the subject while writing Hindu-German Conspiracy) since the Ghadar movement was dominated by Sikhs. Also, as far as I am aware, the Singapore mutiny was a part of a larger conspiracy of a pan Indian mutiny in February 1915, ie Ghadar mutiny. rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 18:12, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

  • See the section in the main article under the heading "5th Light Infantry Regiment" which details the recruitment basis of the all-Muslim unit involved in the Singapore mutiny.
aah... rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 17:08, 26 July 2011 (UTC)


Is there any reason the article isn't simply called the "Singapore Mutiny" as, I notice, it is in Russian? The "1915" tag seems unnecessary to me as there is no disambig and it currently redirects here anyway! —Brigade Piron (talk) 23:39, 19 January 2015 (UTC)