Sunday, 17 January 2016

10th Hussars & Major Roland Pillinger

Here's a good site to visit, for anyone with an interest in the 10th Hussars or Queen Victoria's Army generally.

Born in 1860, Major Roland Pillinger joined the 10th Hussars as a private in 1879 and was commissioned twenty years later. This website charts his military career and includes hundreds of original photographs. It is, quite simply, a treasure trove. In my opinion, highlights of this website are the photos taken at Rawal-Pindi in 1910 (including the photo above) as well as the albums of X Hussars photographs covering the years 1879-1886. There are also previously unseen photos of the 1911 Delhi Durbar.

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