The Lancers

5th (Royal Irish) Lancers
August 1914 : at Dublin, part of 3rd Cavalry Brigade in Cavalry Division. Moved to France.
6 September 1914 : Brigade transferred to Gough's Command.
13 September 1914 : Gough's Command renamed as 2nd Cavalry Division.

9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers
August 1914 : at Tidworth, part of 2nd Cavalry Brigade in Cavalry Division. Moved to France.
16 September 1914 : Cavalry Division renamed as 1st Cavalry Division.

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12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers
August 1914 : at Norwich, part of 5th Cavalry Brigade. Moved to France.
6 September 1914 : Brigade transferred to Gough's Command.
13 September 1914 : Gough's Command renamed as 2nd Cavalry Division.

16th (The Queen's) Lancers
August 1914 : at the Curragh, part of 3rd Cavalry Brigade in Cavalry Division. Moved to France.
6 September 1914 : Brigade transferred to Gough's Command.
13 September 1914 : Gough's Command renamed as 2nd Cavalry Division.

17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Hussars
August 1914 : in Sialkot in India, part of the Sialkot Cavalry Brigade.
Moved with Brigade to France as part of 1st Indian Cavalry Division, landed Marseilles 7 November 1914.
26 November 1916 : Division renamed 4th Cavalry Division.
February 1918 : Division broken up; regiment transferred to 7th Cavalry Brigade in 3rd Cavalry Division, joining on 10 March 1918.

21st (Empress of India's) Lancers
August 1914 : at Rawalpindi.
October 1914: joined Risalpur (1st Cavalry) Brigade in 1st (Peshawar) Division.
August 1918: moved to 14th Cavalry Brigade in exchange for 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards.
Remained in India throughout the war (also see Service Squadron, below).

21st (Empress of India's) Lancers Service Squadron
Formed a Service Squadron which became XIV Corps Cavalry Regiment in France between June 1916 and August 1917.


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The badge of the 21st Lancers as depicted on a CWGC grave stone. Image courtesy of the excellent Phillips and Carpenter Family History website, with my thanks.

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