39th Central India Horse

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Chronology

  • 1857 Two irregular cavalry units formed by William Ferguson Beatson and known as Beatson's Horse
  • 1860 became 2nd Corps Mayne's Horse
  • 1860 renamed 2nd Regiment of Central India Horse
  • 1903 became the 39th Central India Horse
  • 1906 became the 39th Prince of Wales's Own Central India Horse
  • 1910 became the 39th King George's Own Central India Horse
  • 1921 amalgamated with the 38th King George's Own Central India Horse to become the 38th/39th Cavalry
  • 1922 became the 38th/39th King George's Own Light Cavalry
  • 1923 became The Central India Horse (21st King George's Own Horse)
  • 1937 became The Central India Horse (21st King George V's Own Horse)
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition
  • 1950 became The Central India Horse

Also see

  • William Beatson. Note that there was a regiment of Irregular Turkish Cavalry at the Dardanelles during the Crimean War which was also known as Beatson's Horse.

External links

The Central India Horse (21st King George V's Own Horse) regiments.org, now archived.

Historical books online

  • Page 167 From Midshipman to Field Marshal, Volume I by Evelyn Wood 1906 Archive.org. The author joined Beatson's Horse in 1859 and subsequently became commander. He was awarded the Victoria Cross. He left India in 1860.
  • King George’s Own Central India Horse by Major General W. A. Watson 1930 is available in a reprint edition,[1] which in turn is available online on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3 (located in World War II/Military Books/India).

References

  1. King George’s Own Central India Horse by Major General W. A. Watson, originally published 1930. Naval & Military Press reprint edition.