36th Jacob's Horse

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From a painting by Major A.C. Lovett


  • 1846 raised by Lieut John Jacob as 2nd Regiment of Scinde Irregular Horse
  • 1860 became the 2nd Regiment of Scinde Horse
  • 1861 became the 9th Regiment of Scinde Silladar Cavalry
  • 1861 became the 2nd Regiment of Scinde Horse
  • 1885 became the 6th Bombay Cavalry (Jacob-Ka-Rissallah)
  • 1888 became the 6th Bombay Cavalry (Jacob’s Horse)
  • 1903 became the 36th Jacob's Horse
  • 1922 amalgamated with the 35th Scinde Horse to become the 14th Prince of Wales's Own Scinde Horse
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition
  • 1950 became 14 Scinde Horse


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
John Jacob (1812-1858)

See also

Regimental History

Prince of Wales’s Own, The Scinde Horse 1839-1922 by Colonel E. B. Maunsell, first published 1926. Also available in a reprint edition,[1] which in turn is available online on fold3, a pay website, refer below.

First World War

The 36th Jacob's Horse went to France in 1914 with the Indian Corps and fought dismounted at Festubert (January 1915), at Ypres, and on the Somme (1916). Its greatest battle was Cambrai (1917) when it repeatedly counter-attacked the advancing enemy. In 1918, the 36th moved to Palestine. It fought in Allenby's great final cavalry operations (the actions at Sharan Megiddo, Abu Naj, and the advance to Damascus). The Turks defeated, the Regiment was kept in Syria as a garrison force until 1921 and then returned to India for the amalgamation.[1]

External links

Historical books online


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Prince Of Wales’s Own, The Scinde Horse by Colonel E. B. Maunsell 1926 Naval & Military Press reprint edition.