Surma Valley Light Horse

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Formed as the Sylhet Volunteer Rifle Corps on 22nd October 1880 and later became the Cachar and Sylhet Mounted Rifles on the 6th April 1883. Designated Surma Valley Light Horse 13th August 1886.

The headquarters was at Silchar

The regiment consisted mainly of tea planters from the area.

  • Uniform - Khaki
  • Motto - "Non Sibi Sed Patriae"

British Library holdings

  • Nineteenth annual report of the Surma Valley Light Horse, 1901-1902.
  • Through Fifty Years. A History of the Surma Valley Light Horse by William Henry Sydney Wood 1930
  • Experiences in Chittagong Riots - April 1930: Catalogue reference for account by Alexander Burnett, tea planter and trooper in the Surma Valley Light Horse, of the rioting in Chittagong and the Armoury Raid, 1930. Mss Eur C806

Manipur Expedition 1891

See Manipur

Medals were awarded for this expedition. A list of medals awarded may be found in Through Fifty Years. A History of the Surma Valley Light Horse by William Henry Sydney Wood 1930 [1]

External Links

Historical books online

References

  1. webbllangarron 1890-91 Manipur (NE Frontier of British India) Victorian Wars Forum 08 August 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2015.