17th Cavalry

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Chronology

  • 1857 raised at Muttra as the Muttra Horse
  • 1857 became the Muttra Police Corps
  • 1858 became the Rohilkhand Auxiliary Police Levy
  • 1858 became Robarts' Horse
  • 1861 became 17th Regiment of Bengal Cavalry
  • 1882 disbanded
  • 1885 re-raised at Meean Meer by Col E H E Kauntze
  • 1900 became 17th Regiment of Bengal Lancers
  • 1901 became 17th Bengal Lancers
  • 1903 became 17th Cavalry
  • 1921 amalgamated with 37th Lancers (Baluch Horse) to form 17th/37th Lancers
  • 1922 became 15th Lancers

Battle Honours

Regimental History

  • The Star and Crescent: being the story of the 17th Cavalry from 1858 to 1922 by Francis C. C. Yeats-Brown. Published at Allahabad 1927. Available at the British Library.

External Links

Historical books online

Recommended Reading

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer by Francis Yeats-Brown
Published by Long Riders' Guild Press (December 2001) ISBN 1590480996 and ISBN 978-1590480991
See Military reading list for a review of this book.