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The Indian Cavalry Corps was a formation of the British Indian Army in World War I. It was formed in France in December 1914. It remained in France until March 1916, when it was broken up.[1] The corps consisted of the 1st Indian Cavalry Division and the 2nd Indian Cavalry Division, and together with the Indian Corps formed Indian Expeditionary Force A.[2]

The high number of officer casualties suffered early on had an effect on its later performance. British officers that understood the language, customs, and psychology of their men could not be quickly replaced, and the alien environment of the Western Front had some effect on the soldiers.[3]

See also


  1. Baker, Chris. "The British Corps of 1914-1918". Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  2. Sumner, Konstam, Chappell, p.5
  3. Haythornthwaite P.J. (1992). The World War One Sourcebook, Arms and Armour Press.

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