Jump to content
Gentleman's Military Interest Club

Recommended Posts

Hi

Does anybody know what actions the above Indian Army Regiment were involved in during the campaign in Iraq 1919-1920.

Any help would be appreciated

Cheers

Graham

Let me look.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let me look.

2 Squadrons were part of the 53rd Brigade of the 18th (Indian) Division and served throughout the allied occupation of Iraq.

Paul

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While the sources are weak (I can't locate my copy of Cardew or Willoughby, they are somewhere in the stacks, but then neither is usefully indexed), Hodson's had a very nasty time of it in Iraq (much of it sounding pretty modern). Their most famous action was their famous defence of the armoured train at Samawa, 3 September 1920.

As yet, we have no really serious treatment of the post-armistace actions in Iraq, though I know of several scholars who are working on this (met several of them in the National Archives in Delhi).

Sources to start with now (beyond the regimental histories alluded to above): Haldane's self-serving The Insurrection in Mesopotamia 1920 (interesting title?), Jackson's always-valuable India's Army, and the sacred text Gaylor's Sons of John Company.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×