2nd Indian Cavalry Division
British Units Only
A Regular Division of the Indian Army formed after the War had started. The Division sailed from Bombay 19 November 1914 and arrived in France 14 December 1914. The Division was renamed to 5th 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 2nd Indian Cavalry Division served in France and Flanders until March 1918 when the Division was broken up and reformed in Egypt as the 2nd Mounted Division.