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The 12th Indian Cavalry Brigade was a cavalry brigade of the British Indian Army that formed part of the Indian Army during the First World War. It remained in India throughout the war.

12th Indian Cavalry Brigade
ActiveJune 1918 –
Country British India
AllegianceBritish Crown
Branch British Indian Army
Part of4th (Quetta) Division
ServiceFirst World War



The 12th Indian Cavalry Brigade[a] was formed under 4th (Quetta) Division in June 1918.[1] It took command of three newly formed cavalry regiments:[2]

The brigade remained with the division throughout the First World War. It was commanded from 27 June 1918 by Brigadier-General H.B. Birdwood.[1] All three constituent regiments were disbanded in 1921.[4]

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  1. ^ Perry also names the brigade as 12th Mounted Brigade.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Perry 1993, p. 60
  2. ^ a b Perry 1993, p. 62
  3. ^ a b c Perry 1993, p. 174
  4. ^ Gaylor 1996, p. 336


  • Gaylor, John (1996). Sons of John Company: The Indian and Pakistan Armies 1903–1991 (2nd ed.). Tunbridge Wells: Parapress. ISBN 1-898594-41-4.
  • Perry, F.W. (1993). Order of Battle of Divisions Part 5B. Indian Army Divisions. Newport: Ray Westlake Military Books. ISBN 1-871167-23-X.

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