21st Empress oEf India’s Lancers. Drum Horse


A good portrait of the drum horse with its drummer in dress uniform. The drummer wears medals from the South African War and the photograph probably dates from soon after the regiment’s return. The regiment owed its origins to the 21st Light Dragoons raised in 1760 but went through several incarnations before being designated 21st Lancers in 1891 and receiving the title Empress of India’s in 1898 after earning its battle honour at the Battle of Khartoum. It was a short lived regiment disappearing after the cavalry re-organisation following the 1914-18 War. The image, 10 x 7ins, is mounted on an old album card with a few other images on the reverse, one showing the regiment riding along a road wearing service dress uniform with lance caps.  4  SOLD 24th March 2020