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 at 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 (01/06/1915–31/10/1915) available at the National Archives, Kew, the only one available. collaborativecollections.org
- Soldiers' Stories: Captain Gerald Uloth Uloth was posted to the 28th Light Cavalry in January 1914. Extracts of letters written 31 July 1918 to 28 February 1919, and photographs. ww1.nam.ac.uk
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 1920). 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.