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Webpages: 10th Hussars India 1910-1912

Postby Maureene » 21 Aug 2014 07:04

Some webpages about William Maurice "Pat" Armstrong , Officer with the 10th Hussars, served in India 1919-1912
http://longwaytotipperary.ul.ie/the-mil ... ng-hussar/
http://longwaytotipperary.ul.ie/the-mil ... tish-india
from University of Limerick WW1 Online Exhibition. Includes photos and memorabilia.

The first link includes a list of all the clothes and equipment necessary for India, including a Leopard Skin (horse equipment), the latter could "often be got secondhand from an Officer who has recently left the Regiment"

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Re: Webpages: 10th Hussars India 1910-1912

Postby Mark » 21 Aug 2014 08:54

Thanks, Maureene! You seem to have the knack of finding these online gems :)

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Re: Webpages: 10th Hussars India 1910-1912

Postby rclpillinger » 21 Aug 2014 14:09

As an addition to this topic, there is to be an exhibition at Holkham Hall in Norfolk of the experiences of The Hon. Lilah Wingfield who was the Guest of the Regiment for the duration of the 1911 Coronation Durbar. This has been organized by her Granddaughter, Jessica Douglas-Hume and promises to be very interesting.

Lilah appears in one or two of the pics. I have published on my Grandfather's website http://www.majorpillinger.com and she is mentioned in his fulsome account of the event which is also reproduced on the site. I think that several of the Officers had a bit of a crush on Lilah whilst she was with the Regiment and whilst they escorted her on a brief tour after the Durbar into the land north of Rawal Pindi where they were stationed.

If you cannot get to Holkham then "A Glimpse of Empire" written by Jessica Douglas-Home is a very good read and does also reveal a hint of the aging and early signs of decline of the British Empire in its narrative.

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Re: Webpages: 10th Hussars India 1910-1912

Postby Army aviation » 25 Aug 2014 20:21

That kit list is immense!!!
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