34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse

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Known as The Poona Irregular Horse in the Bombay Army
Known as the 34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse in the Indian Army


  • 1817 raised as The Auxillary Horse
  • 1818 became The Poona Auxiliary Horse
  • 1847 became The Poona Irregular Horse
  • 1861 became 1st Regiment of Poona Horse
  • 1862 became The Poona Horse
  • 1885 became 4th Bombay Cavalry (Poona Horse)
  • 1890 became 4th (Prince Albert Victor's Own) Bombay Cavalry (Poona Horse)
  • 1903 became 34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse
  • 1921 became 33rd/34th Cavalry
  • 1922 became 17th Queen Victoria's Own Poona Horse
  • 1927 became The Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry)
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition
  • 1950 became The Poona Horse (17 Horse)

First World War

The regiment served on the Western Front during the First World War, The campaign during 1914-1915 is described in the published diary of Captain Grimshaw, which includes a graphic account of the actions and death of the regiment's VC winner, Frank de Pass.[1]

External Links

Historical books online


  1. Broomfield, Steven. Indian Cavalry Officer, 1914-15 Great War Forum 25 April 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2016. The published diary of Captain Roly (R.W.W.) Grimshaw.
  2. Victorian Wars Forum thread