16th Queens Lancers Post 1865 India History??

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16th Queens Lancers Post 1865 India History??

Postby Will Mathieson » 29 Feb 2012 02:58

Hello, I'm trying to find out if the 16th Queens Lancers were involved in any actions post 1865 until they left India. All references I have and web searches have drawn blanks for me. I hope there is something interesting the regiment did during this time, not just soak in the sun! I'm sure this was not the case.
Recently picked up a 16th QL 1853p sword marked to the regiment (scabbard) and the only markings on the sword is on the blade spine, a broad arrow over I
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Bottom photo compares a Mole 1853p (L) and the 16QL 1853p sword hilt.

I am interested in finding out who made the sword, the lack of marks do not help. Note the bars are spaced further apart, and the fullers stop 11" from the tip, not 9 1/2" regulation length. The guard is also thinner.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: 16th Queens Lancers Post 1865 India History??

Postby Will Mathieson » 29 Feb 2012 05:13

Didn't find anything up to or past 1865 for the 16th QL. Here is an interesting bit of British Empire to read to pg 174.
http://www.archive.org/stream/tenyearsi ... 2/mode/2up
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Re: 16th Queens Lancers Post 1865 India History??

Postby Maureene » 29 Feb 2012 13:52

Hi

There was a History published in 1912
History of the Sixteenth, the Queen's Light Dragoons (Lancers), 1759 to 1912 by Colonel Henry Graham. This is available at the British Library, and probably other large libraries.

The FIBIS Fibiwiki has a page "16th (The Queen's) Lancers"
http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php?title=16th_(The_Queen%27s)_Lancers
which has a link to a memorial for those who died in India between 1865 and 1876. The numbers aren't particularly large for a ten year (or so) period, so it probably represents deaths due to disease, indicating garrison duty only.

Also, there wasn't a great deal happening in this period, see
http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php?title=C ... _Campaigns
http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php?title=C ... _Campaigns

There was more happening on the North West Frontier, but they may have been stationed in the vicinity of Bangalore, where the memorial was, most of the time.

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Re: 16th Queens Lancers Post 1865 India History??

Postby Will Mathieson » 29 Feb 2012 23:21

Thanks Maureen, there does not seem to be anything happening with the 16th during their second tour.
However those links are great for listing other regiments in smaller actions. Found the 16th Bengal Lancers but they were a totally different regiment.
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Re: 16th Queens Lancers Post 1865 India History??

Postby Will Mathieson » 05 Mar 2012 14:53

Does anyone have any detailed info about the 16th Lancers? Unfortunately the previous links given were good for other regiments but had little for the 16th.
I am still drawing a blank.
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Re: 16th Queens Lancers Post 1865 India History??

Postby acanthus » 05 Mar 2012 21:13

Hi Will,
Might be worth checking with the regimental museum.
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Re: 16th Queens Lancers Post 1865 India History??

Postby trooper » 05 Apr 2012 06:47

The regimental history gives a detailed account of the regiment during this period. There was no action undertaken, the 16th spent their time moving between stations. Trooper
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