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Assam Valley Light Horse

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The Assam Valley Light Horse regiment was raised in 1891 and formed part of Indian Volunteer Force, later the Indian Defence Force and finally the Auxiliary Force (India). [1]

12 relations: Assam, Auxiliary Force (India), British Indian Army, Dibrugarh, India, Indian Defence Force, Lumsden's Horse, Mounted infantry, Regiment, Second Boer War, World War I, World War II.


Assam is a state in Northeast India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys.

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Auxiliary Force (India)

The Auxiliary Force (India) (AFI) was a part-time, paid volunteer organisation within the Indian Army in British India.

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British Indian Army

The Indian Army (IA), often known since 1947 (but rarely during its existence) as the British Indian Army to distinguish it from the current Indian Army, was the principal military of the British Indian Empire before its decommissioning in 1947.

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Dibrugarh (pron: ˌdɪbru:ˈgɑ) is a city and is the headquarters of the Dibrugarh district in the state of Assam in India.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Indian Defence Force

The Indian Defence Force (IDF) was a part-time defence force established as part of the Indian Army in 1917 in order to release regular troops from garrison duties during the First World War.

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Lumsden's Horse

Lumsden's Horse, also known as Colonel Lumsden′s Corps, was the name given to the Indian Mounted Infantry Corps, which was formed in Calcutta in 1899 by Lieutenant-Colonel Dugald Mactavish Lumsden of the Assam Valley Light Horse.

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Mounted infantry

Mounted infantry were infantry who rode horses instead of marching.

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A regiment is a military unit.

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Second Boer War

The Second Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902) was fought between the British Empire and two Boer states, the South African Republic (Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the Empire's influence in South Africa.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assam_Valley_Light_Horse

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