20th Horse, Indian

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This page was initially automatically created using data from series WO 95 (official war diaries) in the UK National Archives Discovery catalogue. It is not guaranteed to be complete or accurate. You can edit this page to make it more useful. Please help to improve the page by adding or correcting facts, and citing reliable sources.


20th Horse, Indian
Years active:
Country: India
Service: Indian Army
Branch: unknown
Type: Mounted
Specific type: Cavalry regiment
Full size: 600
Created:
Name1: 20th Deccan Horse
Name1 Start:
Name1 End:
Alternate names:
Disbanded:
For more information on what infobox fields mean, see documentation at military unit, command structure and theatre of war.
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: 9th Indian Cavalry Brigade
Parent level: Brigade
Start date: 01/08/1914
End date: 28/02/1918
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: General Headquarters Troops, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, UK
Parent level: unknown
Start date: 01/03/1918
End date: 30/06/1918
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: 14th Cavalry Brigade, Indian
Parent level: Brigade
Start date: 01/07/1918
End date: 31/03/1920
Theatre of war
Theatre name: France, Belgium and Germany
Date entered: 01/08/1914
Date left: 28/02/1918
Theatre of war
Theatre name: Egypt, Palestine and Syria
Date entered: 01/03/1918
Date left: 31/03/1920


Personal narratives[edit]

Richard Berryman[edit]

Richard Berryman was a medical officer in the Indian Medical Service. He worked in various hospitals and was medical officer attached to 20th Horse, Indian. He wrote 128 letters to his brother, Ted:

L J Ounsworth[edit]

Oxford Great War Archive has a sound recording of an interview with L J Ounsworth. He served with 2nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery and witnessed the mounted charge of the 20th Deccan Horse at the battle of Bazentin Ridge, 14 July 1916.


D R Smith[edit]

Related media[edit]

Official sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/1187/3 (01/08/1914–31/12/1916)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/1165/4 (01/01/1917–28/02/1918)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/4405 (01/03/1918–30/06/1918)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/4519 (01/07/1918–30/09/1919)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/4518 (01/10/1919–31/03/1920)


Unit histories[edit]

Other official documents[edit]

Other sources[edit]

  • Kenyon, David (2011). Horsemen in No Man's Land: British Cavalry and Trench Warfare 1914-1918. Barnsley: Pen & Sword. ISBN 978-1848843646.  Covers the regiment's mounted charge at the battle of Bazentin Ridge, 14 July 1916.

References[edit]


This page contains data imported from the UK National Archives Discovery catalogue, licensed under Open Government Licence v2.0.