6th King Edward’s Own Cavalry, a Lieutenant Colonel in full dress uniform with medals


6th King Edward’s Own Cavalry. A good half length seated portrait of a Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment, circa 1920. He wears a medal for the South African War and three World War One medals showing that he had served in France in 1914-15 when the regiment was part of the 2nd (Silakot) Brigade in the 1st Indian Cavalry Division. Finding a name for the colonel needs further research. The uniform was dark blue with red facings. One of our photographs shows an earlier Commandant in 1897 taken from Bowling’s Indian Cavalry Regiments 1880-1914 from which it will be seen that the lace on the sleeves has been simplified [possibly from 1903]. The regiment was raised in 1842 as 8th Irregular Cavalry becoming the 6th in 1861. In 1922 it was combined with the 7th Hariana Lancers to become the 18th  King Edward’s Own Cavalry.  The portrait measures 8 x 6 ins [202 x 154mm] and traces of paper on the verso indicate that it has been removed from an old album page.    8    SOLD 24th March 2020