28th Light Cavalry
- 1784 raised as the 2nd Regiment of Madras Native Cavalry
- 1786 disbanded following a mutiny and raised again from other loyal elements
- 1788 became the 3rd Regiment of Madras Native Cavalry due to changed seniority
- 1819 became the 3rd Regiment of Madras Light Cavalry
- 1891 became the 3rd Regiment of Madras Lancers
- 1901 became the 3rd Madras Lancers
- 1903 became the 28th Light Cavalry
- 1922 became the 7th Light Cavalry
- 1947 allocated to India at independence and partition
First World War
- The 28th Light Cavalry in Persia and Russian Turkistan, 1915-1920 by Maj JAC Kreyer and Maj G Uloth 1926. Available at the British Library, UIN: BLL01012505295
- Riding to War by Gerald Uloth. 1994. Available at the National Army Museum, Accession No: 55034. 28th Light Cavalry was with the Seistan Field Force along the Persia-Afghan border. The author was later in Birjand (Eastern Persia) and Merv (now Turkmenistan), and then took part in the 3rd Afghan War. For an extract, see below.
- Faraway Campaign by F James [Major Frank], 1934. Available ay the British Library UIN: BLL01012141114, BLL01001846216. Also available in a reprint edition.
1621 Daffadar Bola Ram, 28th Light Cavalry was awarded the I.D.S.M.[Indian Distinguished Service Medal] and 2nd Class Gold Cross of St George for gallantry in charging a patrol of Bolshevik cavalry. Note: From a medal viewpoint, these actions in Transcaspia were classified as part of the Salonika Force.
- See Norperforce for more details about the campaign in Transcaspia.
- 7th Light Cavalry Wikipedia
- Watercolour by Charles James Lyall: 1902. 3rd Madras Light Cavalry Brown Digital Repository, Brown University Library.
- 28th Light Cavalry in the First World War researchingww1.co.uk
- 28th Light Cavalry, Indian. Details of War Diary WO 95/5415 available at the National Archives, Kew, the only one available. collaborativecollections.org
Historical books online
- The Madras Soldier 1746-1946 by Lt.-Col. E G Phythian-Adams Revised and enlarged edition 1947 Archive.org. Includes Chapter VI
- Cavalry page 132
- "Despatch from General Sir G.F. Milne Commanding in Chief, the Army of The Black Sea dated 11 August 1920" The London Gazette Supplement Publication date: 7 January 1921 Supplement: 32184 Pages: 159-175. From the date of the signature of the Armistice with Turkey to the date of the signature of the Turkish Peace Treaty (10th August 1020). Indian Army regiments mentioned: 28th Light Cavalry, 19th Punjabis, 1/21st Punjabis, 1/25th Punjabis and 1/54th Sikhs.
- "The Battle of Dushak" 1918 pages 126-127 Turkmenistan by Paul Brummell 2005 Google Books. The 28th Light Cavalry and the 1/19th Punjabi Infantry took part in this action, part of the Malleson Mission in Transcaspia. For more details see Norperforce.
- Extract from Riding to War by Gerald Uloth. Also see First World War, above.