34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse

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Known as The Poona Irregular Horse in the Bombay Army
Known as the 34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse in the Indian Army

Chronology

  • 1817 raised as The Auxillary Horse
  • 1818 became The Poona Auxiliary Horse
  • 1847 became The Poona Irregular Horse
  • 1861 became 1st Regiment of Poona Horse
  • 1862 became The Poona Horse
  • 1885 became 4th Bombay Cavalry (Poona Horse)
  • 1890 became 4th (Prince Albert Victor's Own) Bombay Cavalry (Poona Horse)
  • 1903 became 34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse
  • 1921 became 33rd/34th Cavalry
  • 1922 became 17th Queen Victoria's Own Poona Horse
  • 1927 became The Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry)
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition
  • 1950 became The Poona Horse (17 Horse)

First World War

The regiment served on the Western Front during the First World War, The campaign during 1914-1915 is described in the published diary of Captain Grimshaw, which includes a graphic account of the actions and death of the regiment's VC winner, Frank de Pass.[1]

External Links

Historical books online

  • The Poona Horse, 17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry published 1933 may be read online on the Digital Library of India website. Includes the histories of both the 33rd QVO and 34th Poona Horse
    • Volume I: 1817-1913 . Part 1 by M. H. Anderson and E. S. J. Anderson, part 2 by G. M. Molloy. Pdf download, Digital Library of India.
    • Volume II: 1914-1931 by H. C. Wylly. Pdf download, Digital Library of India.

References

  1. Broomfield, Steven. Indian Cavalry Officer, 1914-15 Great War Forum 25 April 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2016. The published diary of Captain Roly (R.W.W.) Grimshaw.
  2. Victorian Wars Forum thread