1st Bengal Lancers (Skinner's Horse)

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Known as Skinner's Horse


  • 1803 raised by James Skinner as Captain Skinner's Corps of Irregular Horse
  • 1823 became 1st Regiment of Local Horse
  • 1840 became 1st Bengal Irregular Cavalry
  • 1861 became 1st Regiment of Bengal Cavalry
  • 1896 became 1st Regiment of Bengal Lancers
  • 1899 became 1st (The Duke of York's Own) Regiment of Bengal Lancers
  • 1901 became 1st (Duke of York's Own) Bengal Lancers (Skinner's Horse)
  • 1903 became 1st Bengal Lancers (Skinner's Horse)
  • 1821 became 1st Duke of York's Own Skinner's Horse
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition

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Historical Books Online

  • Military memoir of Lieut-Col. James Skinner, C. B.: for many years a distinguished officer commanding a corps of irregular cavalry in the service of the H. E. I. C. by James Baillie Fraser 1851 Volume 1, Volume 2 Google Books
  • "Ist Bengal Cavalry" from Incidents in India and Memories of the Mutiny; with some records of Alexander's Horse and the 1st Bengal Cavalry, page 98 by F W. Pitt 1896 Archive.org