(Prince of Wales's Own) Hussars
Carte-de-Visite atelier Lock & Whitfield, London
in Stable Jacket
|The 10th Hussars
embarked on board the troopship Jumna on the 10th of january 1873.
They went through the Suez Canal (that had been opened a mere 4
years before) to disembark in Bombay.
reached Muttra where the regiment stayed until 1878. The 10th
Hussars was then despatched to Afghanistan to serve in the Second
In 1879 they
came back to India - and shifted to Lucknow in Bengal in 1881.
In 6th of February 1884 they boarded again the Jumna in Bombay - and are
said to have expressed considerable enthusiasm at boarding the
very same ship. Their ship was diverted following the events in
Egypt and the 10th disembarked at Suakim.
These photos show
our Hussar in various dress orders. He is wearing the spiked pith
helmet typical of
Note the sabretache ; it will remain in use for the Other Ranks
Top left photo, it is quite interesting to see olives instead of ball
buttons as was usual for the ORs ; legend has it that in the course of a
battle, the 10th Hussars, depleted of ammunition, melt their buttons to
cast new balls. They would afterwards have been entitled to wear
different buttons to recall the fact.