1st Indian Cavalry Division

British Units Only

A regular division of the Indian Army. The division sailed for France from bombay 16 October 1914, arriving 07 November 1914. The division was renamed to 4th Cavalry Division 26 November 1916. At times during the war the division served in the trenches as infantry, each Cavalry Brigade once dismounted formed a dismounted regiment. The 1st Indian Cavalry Division served in France and Flanders until March 1918 when it was broken up and reformed in Egypt as the 1st Mounted Division.

Battles and Engagements
France and Flanders

German Retreat to the Hindenburgh Line. 14 Mar - 5 Apr 1917.
The German Counter Attacks. 30 Nov - 3 Dec 1917.

 

   

 

Mounted Units

 

Sialkot Cavalry Brigade.

17th Lancers. 04 Aug 1914 - 10 Mar 1918. to the 7th Cavalry Brigade, 3rd (British) Cavalry Division.

 

 

Ambala Cavalry Brigade. (Joined the 2nd Cavalry Division 15 Sep 1915).

8th Hussars. Aug 1914 - 15 Sep 1915. With Brigade to the 2nd Cavalry Division.

 

Mhow Cavalry Brigade.

6th Dragoons. Sep 1915 - 10 Mar 1918. To the 7th Cavalry Brigade, 3rd (British) Cavalry Division.

 

 

Lucknow Cavalry Brigade.

1st Dragoon Guards. Sep 1914 - 07 Oct 1917. Left the Division and went to India, eventually joined the 4th Cavalry Brigade, Meerut Division.

 

Secuderabad Cavalry Brigade. (Joined the 2nd Cavalry Division Dec 1914).

7th Dragoon Guards. Aug 1914 - Dec 1914. With the Brigade to the 2nd Cavalry Division.

 

   

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