11th Prince of Wales's Own Lancers
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Also known as Probyn's Horse
- 1857 raised as Wale's Horse by Capt F Wale
- 1857 became 1st Sikh Irregular Cavalry (Wale's Horse). Also called 1st Sikh Cavalry
- 1860 became 1st Sikh Irregular Cavalry (Probyn's Horse) under the command of Major Dighton Probyn.
- 1861 became 11th Bengal Cavalry
- 1864 became 11th Bengal Cavalry (Lancers)
- 1864 became 11th Bengal Lancers
- 1876 became 11th (Prince of Wales's Own) Bengal Lancers
- 1903 became 11th Prince of Wales's Own Lancers
- 1906 became 11th King Edward's Own Lancers (Probyn's Horse)
- 1921 merged with 12th Cavalry to become 11th/12th Cavalry
- 1922 became 5th King Edward's Own Probyn's Horse
- 1927 became Probyn's Horse (5th King Edward's Own Lancers)
- 1947 allocated to Pakistan on Partition
- A History of the XI King Edward's Own Lancers (Probyn's Horse) by Capt E L Maxwell, published 1914. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01011838773
- The History of Probyn's Horse (5th King Edward's Own Lancers) by Major C A Boyle DSO. published 1929. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01016627535
- 11th Bengal Lancers British Empire Website
- Probyn's Horse Wikipedia
- Probyn's Horse, an extract from John Gaylor's book Sons of John Company. Defence Journal Karachi May 1999, now archived.
- Major Dighton Probyn VC Wikipedia
- Photograph of Officers of the 1st Sikh Irregular Cavalry (Probyn's Horse) c. 1860 from Hussards-photos.com (scroll down)
- Waistbelt ornament, 1st Sikh Irregular Cavalry, 1857-1861 National Army Museum
- Surgeon John Henry Sylvester, 11th Bengal Cavalry (Probyn's Horse), 1865 (c) Oil on canvas by Colin Hunter 1885. National Army Museum
- Colonel Probyn, CB, VC Oil on canvas, by James Rannie Swinton 1867 National Army Museum, nam.ac.uk
- Watercolour by Charles James Lyall: 1902. 11th Bengal Lancer. (Dogra). Lance-Duffardar Brown Digital Repository, Brown University Library.
- Photograph: Officer's full dress uniform worn by Major J A C May-Somerville, 11th King Edward's Own Lancers (Probyn's Horse), 1913 (c) includes a separate image of a kurta. National Army Museum
- Photograph: Pugri, 11th King Edward's Own Lancers (Probyn's Horse), 1913 (c) National Army Museum
- Photograph: Lt.Col.H.W.Grace M.C., Probyn’s Horse probably c 1920s/1930s. king-emperor.com
- "The shooting of the British Consul General at Isfahan and Sowar Chowdri Khan" 29 January 2019. British Library Untold lives blog. Resaidar Malik Rab Nawaz Khan, of the 11th King Edward’s Own Lancers, was in charge of the Isfahan Consulate General Guard, so it appears likely that the rest of the Guard were also from this regiment.
Historical books online
- The Travels of Risaldar Shahzad Mir Khan of the 11th K E O Lancers (Probyn’s Horse), who enlisted 14th February 1882, died 1924. Translated extracts from his autobiography Shah Safar Sair-i-Dunya, in Urdu, official textbook for the elementary Urdu examination.
- Part I includes the Herat Boundary Commission under General Lumsden in 1885, pages 326-340 and Part II, Journey to Tibet and China, with Capt. M S Wellby 18th Hussars 1895-1896, page 543 Journal of the United Service Institution of India, Volume 62, 1932 Archive.org
- Part III Africa with Captain Wellby in 1898-99, pages 114-122; Part IV England, pages 204-214. Journal of the United Service Institution of India, Volume 63, 1933 Archive.org
- Published later as The life & adventures of K.B. Risaldar Shahzad Mir : O.B.I. (1863-1924) : 11th (K.E.O.), Bengal Lancers (Probyn's Horse) with the contents given in this catalogue entry (nla.gov.au). Available at the British Library.
- Captain Wellby wrote two books about these expeditions: Through Unknown Tibet by M S Wellby Capt. 18th Hussars 1898 Archive.org; 'Twixt Sirdar & Menelik; an account of a year's expedition from Zeila to Cairo through unknown Abyssinia by the late Captain M S Wellby 18th Hussars. 1901 Archive.org.
- Khaki and Gown : an Autobiography by Field-Marshal Lord Birdwood 1941. Archive.org Books to Borrow/Lending Library. Born in India in 1865, he lived in England from age 3, and was then posted, aged 19 to the British Army regiment XII (12th) Lancers at Bangalore in 1885. In 1887, page 36, he joined the XI (11th) Bengal Lancers and then in 1893, the Viceroy’s Bodyguard.
- An Account of the Operations in Burma carried out by Probyn’s Horse during February, March and April 1945 by Major Mylne published 1945 is available in a reprint edition, which in turn is available online on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3 (located in World War II/Military Books/Myanmar).
- An Account of the Operations in Burma carried out by Probyn’s Horse during February, March and April 1945 by Major Mylne, Naval & Military Press reprint edition.