12th Indian Cavalry Brigade

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12th Indian Cavalry Brigade
Active June 1918 –
Country  British India
Allegiance British Crown
Branch  British Indian Army
Type Cavalry
Size Brigade
Part of 4th (Quetta) Division
Service First World War

The 12th Indian Cavalry Brigade was a cavalry brigade of the British Indian Army that formed part of the Indian Army during the First World War. It remained in India throughout the war.

History[edit]

The 12th Indian Cavalry Brigade[a] was formed under 4th (Quetta) Division in June 1918,[1] it took command of three newly formed cavalry regiments:[2]

The brigade remained with the division throughout the First World War, it was commanded from 27 June 1918 by Brigadier-General H.B. Birdwood.[1] All three constituent regiments were disbanded in 1921.[4]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Perry also names the brigade as 12th Mounted Brigade.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Perry 1993, p. 60
  2. ^ a b Perry 1993, p. 62
  3. ^ a b c Perry 1993, p. 174
  4. ^ Gaylor 1996, p. 336

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gaylor, John (1996). Sons of John Company: The Indian and Pakistan Armies 1903–1991 (2nd ed.). Tunbridge Wells: Parapress. ISBN 1-898594-41-4. 
  • Perry, F.W. (1993). Order of Battle of Divisions Part 5B. Indian Army Divisions. Newport: Ray Westlake Military Books. ISBN 1-871167-23-X. 

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