9th (The Queen's Royal) Lancers
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Also known as the Delhi Spearmen.
- 1715 raised by Major-General Owen Wynne as the 9th Dragoons or "Wynne's Dragoons"
- 1783 became the 9th Light Dragoons
- 1816 became the 9th Lancers
- 1830 became the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers
- 1921 became the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers
- 1953 merged with 12th Royal Lancers and became 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)
Service in British India
- 1841 India
- 1843 Gwalior Campaign
- 1845 1st Sikh War
- 1848 2nd Sikh War
- 1857 Indian Mutiny
- 1875 India
- 1878 2nd Afghan War
- 1881 Umballa
- 1898 Punjab
- 1902 Rawalpindi
- "Boy Soldier to Lancer: John Arnfield in the Anglo -Sikh Wars" by Ainslie Sharpe FIBIS Journal Number 26 Autumn 2011, pages 31-40 For details of how to access this article, see FIBIS Journals
- John Arnfield transferred from the 16th Lancers 1 April 1846 when that regiment returned to England. He fought with the 9th Lancers in the 2nd Sikh War. He was discharged at his own request 11 February 1853. He had served in India since joining as a Boy in 1833 and had fought in both the 1st Sikh War and the 2nd Sikh War. He died in Calcutta in 1856, age 35, ‘out of employment’
Histories and Accounts
- The Life of a Lancer in the Wars of the Punjab, or, Seven Years in India, 1843-50, by James Gilling, first published 1855, and available at the National Army Museum. Republished in 2014, but catalogued with the spelling Punjaub. Gilling was a private soldier and a description of the book says "It is the only published memoir written from the ranks of a lancer regiment at this period".
Historical books online
- Historical record of the Ninth, or the Queen’s Royal Regiment of Light Dragoons; Lancers: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1715, and of its subsequent services to 1841 Google Books 1841
- Journal of a Cavalry Officer: including the memorable Sikh Campaign of 1845-46 by William Wellington Waterloo Humbley, Captain 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers 1854 Archive.org. Includes some maps.
- With H.M. 9th Lancers during the Indian Mutiny. The letters of Brevet-major O.H.S.G. Anson 1896 Archive.org
- Cavalry Experiences and Leaves from My Journal by Colonel H A Ouvry 1892 Archive.org. The author arrived in India in late 1846 to join the 3rd Light Dragoons, where he took part in the 2nd Sikh War and remained with the regiment until they returned to England. C 1854, he could not afford to remain in England and exchanged into the 9th Lancers, arriving back at Umballa in 1855 (page 99) and took part in the Indian Mutiny, page 127 He returned to England in 1859. His wife's account follows.
- A Lady's Diary Before and During the Indian Mutiny by M H Ouvry 1892 Archive.org. The author 's husband wrote the book above.
- The Ninth Queen's Royal Lancers 1715-1936 by Major E W Sheppard 1939 is available to read online on the website of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers Museum. There is also a history from 1936. Some of the pages were slow to display, or did not display in a reasonable time.
- 9th Queen's Royal Lancers including deployments www.regiments.org, an archived site.
- 9th Lancers Wikipedia
- 9th Lancers armynavyairforce.co.uk
- The Soldier’s Story at Derby Museums tells the stories of soldiers from three regiments; the 9th/12th Royal Lancers, the Sherwood Foresters (now part of the Mercian Regiment) and the Derbyshire Yeomanry.
- 9th/12th Royal Lancers Museum Contains a search facility for those who served in the 19th and 20th centuries and online regimental histories
- 9th Lancers Sutlej, Punjab and Indian Mutiny Medal Rolls Combined The Asplin Military History Resources