Indian Cavalry Regiments of the First World War

Below is a complete list of every Indian cavalry regiment which served in the First World War. By clicking on a regiment’s title below, you’ll be taken to a new page which will provide you with the following information:

  • The regiment’s lineage
  • The regiment’s class composition
  • Where the regiment was stationed in July 1914
  • An overview of its services during the First World War
  • A description of its war diaries including their catalogue references at the National Archives, London
  • Further sources of information
  • Whether a regimental history exists
  • Transcriptions from the regiment’s war diary

These articles on Indian cavalry regiments are part of a series of guides to help you research soldiers who served in the Indian Army during the war. These include guides for Indian Infantry Regiments and I also offer a First World War Soldier Research Service.

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Indian Cavalry Regiments of the First World War

1st Duke of York’s Own Lancers (Skinner’s Horse)

2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse)

3rd Skinner’s Horse

4th Cavalry

5th Cavalry

6th King Edward’s Own Cavalry

7th Hariana Lancers

8th Cavalry

9th Hodson’s Horse

10th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Lancers (Hodson’s Horse)

11th (King Edward’s Own) Lancers (Probyn’s Horse)

12th Cavalry

13th Duke of Connaught’s Lancers (Watson’s Horse)

14th Murray’s Jat Lancers

15th Lancers (Cureton’s Multanis)

16th Cavalry

17th Cavalry

18th King George’s Own Lancers

19th Lancers (Fane’s Horse)

20th Deccan Horse

21st (Prince Albert Victor’s Own) Cavalry (Daly’s Horse)

22nd Sam Browne’s Cavalry (Frontier Force)

23rd Cavalry (Frontier Force)

25th Cavalry (Frontier Force)

26th King George’s Own Light Cavalry

27th Light Cavalry

28th Light Cavalry

29th Lancers (Deccan Horse)

30th Lancers (Gordon’s Horse)

31st Duke of Connaught’s Lancers

32nd Lancers

33rd Queen Victoria’s Own Light Cavalry

34th Prince Albert Victor’s Own Poona Horse

35th Scinde Horse

36th Jacob’s Horse

37th Lancers (Baluch Horse)

38th King George’s Own Central India Horse

39th King George’s Own Central India Horse

40th Cavalry Regiment

41st Cavalry Regiment

42nd Cavalry Regiment

43rd Cavalry Regiment

44th Cavalry Regiment

45th Cavalry Regiment

46th Cavalry Regiment

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