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15th Lancers
Active 1858 - 1937
Country British India
Allegiance British Crown
Branch British Indian Army
Type Cavalry
Size Regiment
Engagements Second Afghan War
Great War
Third Afghan War

The 15th Lancers was a regular regiment in the British Indian Army it was formed from the amalgamation of the 17th Cavalry and the 37th Lancers (Baluch Horse) in 1922.


17th Cavalry

The 17th Cavalary saw service in the Second Afghan War and the Great War where they were part of the Indian Expoditonary Force B for the East African Campaign after the Great War on their return to India they were involved in the Third Afghan War.


37th Lancers (Baluch Horse)

The 37th Lancers (Baluch Horse) During the Great War the remained in India stationed at the Ambala Cantonment in the Lahore Divisional area. They were also involved in the Third Afghan War.


The two regiments were amalgamated during the re organisation of the Indian Cavalry Corps in 1922. They were given the title the 15th Lancerss and made a depot regiment and disbanded in January 1937.

Further reading

  • Star And Crescent: Being The Story Of The 17th Cavalry From 1858 To 1922 (Paperback - 2003),by F C C Yea Major F C C Yeats-brown
  • Kempton, C (1996). A Register of Titles of the Units of the H.E.I.C. & Indian Armies 1666-1947. Bristol: British Empire & Commonwealth Museum. ISBN 978-0953017409
  • Gaylor, J (1992). Sons of John Company: The Indian and Pakistan Armies 1903- 1991. Stroud: Spellmount Publishers Ltd. ISBN 978-0946771981

External links

Follow this link to view the uniforms of the late 19th Century


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