(Prince of Wales's Own) Hussars
Cartes-de-Visite atelier F. Beyer, Muttra
Hussar in India
|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.
Top left photos
show a Hussar in the Indian service white dress. He has the
typical spiked pith helmet.
You can see on his right sleeve a Long Service and Good Conduct chevron
(indicating at least four years of service ; these will
be shifted to the left sleeve about 1880). He's also wearing the
spur-shaped arm badge
indicating his skill as a "rough rider" - meaning he's a
The top right photo was taken in the same studio - obviously a
gentleman somehow related to our Hussars.
Down below is a view of Taj Mahal in Agra (a Ganaishee Lall Carte
de Visite) - ever a place of high touristic interest ! Muttra
is just located some 50km
North West of Agra.
|To the 10th
||To the Moustache