I recently discovered that my 2 x greatgrandfather was a sergeant major 7th Hussars and in 1912 wrote for a London newspaper of his experiences during the Indian Mutiny when the regiment won 2 VCs. He died in London in 1926 and was given what was described in a local paper as a semi military honour funeral with a gun carriage from the House Guards. All three of his sons followed him into the regiment.
According to LLT the 7th were in India from 1915 until bring transferred to Mesopotamia in 1917. I've read their role in India described as 'peace keepers' at a time of conspiracy and mutiny, no doubt a difficult time. However, despite all that was going on I wonder if the minds of the men were further west, and a desire to get 'stuck in' nearer home.
Does anyone have any letters home or diaries from the time?