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10th (Prince of Wales's Own) Hussars

Carte-de-Visite atelier L.Werner, Dublin
Carte-de-Visite atelier Lock & Whitfield, London

Officers 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.
They then reached Muttra where the regiment stayed until 1878. The 10th Hussars was then despatched to Afghanistan to serve in the Second Afghan War.
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 Indian service.
Note the sabretache ; it will remain in use for the Other Ranks until 1888.
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.