This book is one of the best of all indian Cavalry histories,with a good readable narrative. Many individuals are mentioned in the text. The period covered is from 1858 through to the 1920s, the main events being the Mutiny, the Second Afghan War, the Campaign in the Tirah, and WWI (Western Front and Palestine). The operations to suppress the Mutiny in Central India, and to round up the last of its leaders, were conducted in part by a number of ad hoc units which sprang up almost spontaneously and under the inspired leadership of young officers of junior rank. Amongst these units were Beatson’s Horse, Meade’s Horse, and Mayne’s Horse. In time, these evolved into the 38th and 39th Central India Horse. In 1921, these two Regts merged their common roots and similar traditions to become the 21st King George’s Own Central India Horse. Index. Apps: H&A (All ranks, WWI only), list of former officers (WWI only)
KING GEORGE’S OWN CENTRAL INDIA HORSE
Organised as irregular cavalry for the Mutiny in 1857; much detail on this period & subsequently the 2nd Afghan War; Tirah 1897; WW1 in France & Palestine. Officers’ services, awards roll &c.