9th HODSONS HORSE
9th HODSONS HORSE
9th HODSONS HORSE
9th HODSONS HORSE
9th HODSONS HORSE
9th HODSONS HORSE
9th HODSONS HORSE

9th HODSONS HORSE

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A.H AMIN (RETIRED) IRREGULAR CAVALRY UNIT RAISED ON ORDERS OF ENGLISH EAST INDIA COMPANY ADMINISTRATION AT LAHORE AND AMRITSAR NOTABLY TWO TROOPS BY SARDAR SHAMSHER SINGH SINDHANWALA A TOP CLASS SIKH FAMILY- SHAIKH IMAM UD DEEN DESCRIBED BY TOP BRITISH HISTORIANS OF PUNJAB CHIEFS AS A TOTAL UPSTART ,ONE WHO WAS HATED BY BOTH SIKHS AND MUSLIMS-ONE TROOP WAS RAISED BY SARDAR TEJ SINGH GREATEST TRAITOR TO SIKH CAUSE IN FIRST SIKH WAR WHILE A THIRD WAS RAISED BY A MAN OF SUBSTANCE SARDAR MAN SINGH OF RURIALA FROM GUJRANWALA DISTRICT-HE WAS A VETERAN SIKH OFFICER WHO TOOK PART IN CAPTURE OF PESHAWAR AND IN FIRST SIKH WAR AGAINST THE ENGLISH EAST INDIA COMPANY- AFTER THE SECOND SIKH WAR AS RESULT OF GOOD POLICY OF ENGLISH EAST INDIA COMPANY HE HAD JOINED THE COMPANYS POLICE- SARDAR MAN SINGH ALSO SERVED LATER AS RISALDAR MAJOR OF 9TH HODSONS HORSE FOR MANY YEARS-HIS NEPHEW HARSA SINGHW AS ALSO A RISALDAR IN 9TH HODSONS HORSE-HODSONS HORSE SAW LIMITED ACTION IN 1857-58 IN TERMS OF CASUALTIES AT LEAST AT THE SIEGE OF DELHI-ITS MORE SERIOUS LOSS WAS THAT OF ITS SECOND IN COMMAND BY ARTILLERY FIRE AT BATTLE OF SHAMSABAD- AND ITS MOST SERIOUS LOSS WAS THAT OF ITS COMMANDANT MAJOR HODSON AT THE FINAL ASSAULT ON LUCKNOW- HODSON WAS KEEN TO ENLLIST PATHANS BUT HIS IDEA WAS SABOTAGED BY SIR JOHN LAWRENCE WHO PREFERRED PUNJABIS-IN 1861 1ST HODSONS HORSE RAISED AS IRREGULAR REGIMENT BY HODSON BECAME 9TH BENGAL CAVALRY AND IN 1885 9TH BENGAL LANCERS- IN 1901 9TH BENGAL LANCERS HODSONS HORSE- TWO OF ITS OFFICERS WON VC AND ONE COMMANDED IT FOR 22 YEARS. SAW ACTION IN FRANCE AND IN PALESTINE WHERE IT PERFORMED OUTSTANDINGLY MARCHING 509 MILES AND CAPTURING OVER 11,000 TURKISH SOLDIERS AND 58 GUNS AND BEING IN LEAD IN CAPTURE OF DAMASCUS-THIS SCRIBES FATHERS COMMANDING OFFICER GRANDFATHER SERVING IN HODSONS HORSE MARRIED A FRENCH LADY IN FRANCE AND FATHERED BRIGADIER JAN NADIR KHAN WHO HAD AN OUTSTANDING CAREER IN PAKISTAN ARMY AS WELL AS DR UMAYYA AN OUTSTANDING AMERICAN SURGEON.GENERAL AYUB KHANS FATHER ALSO SERVED AS A RISALDAR IN HODSONS HORSE IN 1921 9TH HODSONS HORSE AMALGAMATED WITH ITS SISTER UNIT 10TH HODSONS HORSE AT MULTAN TO FORM HODSONS HORSE (4TH DUKE OF CAMBRID