Sailing the British Empire : The Voyages of The Clarence, 1858-73Main MenuSailing the British Empire: The Voyages of the Clarence, 1858-73IntroductionThe Crew / AcknowledgmentsThe Provenance of Watson's LogAdditional Sources: Logs, Crew Lists, DiariesInside Lloyd's Register"Green's Celebrated Service"Details on owner of the ship at the time of our voyage, Richard Green.The Master Builder: William PileThe Master: Joseph Watson's BiographyA Mate's ProgressThe Career of Henry Berridge, First Mate of the ClarenceThe Crew of the Clarence in 1864An annotated crew listThe 18th HussarsThe Clarence and the Cyclone of 1864Origins of Indian Emigrants Aboard The ClarenceThe Surgeon-SuperintendantWages of indentured labourers in Demerara (1870-1900)The Clarence Sails to AustraliaMutiny! Violence and Resistance Aboard "Coolie Ships"Cholera: The Killer from CalcuttaSTSC 077, Fall 2015 First Year Seminar, University of Pennsylvaniab33a025deaa7595ed0079bfc9b77ea3cb14b8d08STSC 077, The University of Pennsylvania, fall 2015
Leisure for the Hussars in India
12016-02-16T14:25:28-08:00STSC 077, Fall 2015 First Year Seminar, University of Pennsylvaniab33a025deaa7595ed0079bfc9b77ea3cb14b8d0862652plain2016-02-23T15:01:39-08:00STSC 077, Fall 2015 First Year Seminar, University of Pennsylvaniab33a025deaa7595ed0079bfc9b77ea3cb14b8d08In their spare time, the Hussars participated in many sports. Being a cavalry unit, the most popular sports involved horses, such as horseracing and polo. There were Hussars-only horseraces, such as at the Mhow Race Course in 1871. The regiment fielded a capable polo team as well. They won the Poona Polo Tournament of 1890, with the Governor and other officials in attendance. Polo victories created a great feeling of euphoria for the victors, possibly even fatal in one case. Two weeks after leading the Hussars to victory in the tournament of 1891, one Captain Birch passed away. And of course, the most popular pastime was drinking. The 18th Hussars were particularly prodigious drinkers. On one occasion, more than 50 men drank two gallons of beer and two gallons of rum apiece.
1. "XV. "THE KING'S" HUSSARS REGIMENTAL RACES: WILL TAKE PLACE OVER THE MHOW RACE COURSE, COMMENCING ON TUESDAY, 14TH NOVEMBER." The Times of India [New Delhi] 2 Sept. 1871: n. pag. Print. 2. "Editorial Article 4--No Title." The Times of India [New Delhi] 20 June 1874: n. pag. Print. 3. "The Late Captain Birch." The Times of India [New Delhi] 28 Sept. 1891: n. pag. Print.
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12016-02-16T14:25:23-08:00Editorial Article 4 Times of India June 20, 18741Article from the Times of India detailing the information about the 18th Hussars' drinking habits that came to light during the trial of some of their members.plain2016-02-16T14:25:23-08:00
12016-02-16T14:25:28-08:00British Soldiers Playing Polo1A typical game of polo played between British soldiers and civilians. Courtesy of the National Archives (UK).plain2016-02-16T14:25:28-08:00