This unit originated in 1756 as the Madras Galloper Guns and took part in all the wars from 1780 during which the British Raj established its ascendency over India ; the Mysore, Mahratta, Poligar and Java Wars and the Indian Mutiny. The unit’s next major campaign, and its first outside India was the 2nd Boer war of 1900-1902. This history, based on the unit’s regimental orders, is an excellent work of reference with much detailed information of a wider nature. It includes as a frontispiece a photo of a statuette of an officer of the Madras Horse Artillery in 1817, a map of South Africa in the Boer War and appendices listing its principal engagements, officers, COs. etc.
HISTORY OF “J” BATTERY, ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY (FORMERLY A TROOP, MADRAS HORSE ARTILLERY)
History of a unit which originated in 1756 and took part in all Britain’s Indian wars from 1780 until the Indian Mutiny, and finally saw service in the Boer War in 1900-02.