11th Prince of Wales's Own Lancers

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Also known as Probyn's Horse

11th or Probyn's Horse

Chronology

  • 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

Battle Honours

Regimental histories

  • 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

External links

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.
  • 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,[1] which in turn is available online on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3 (located in World War II/Military Books/Myanmar).

References