Leighton dalrymple, returned to france to meet the threat raised by the resurrected napoleon. However, in may 1815 the regiment, under command of lt. Read more about this data source on my 1914 pows page. The 19th royal hussars queen alexandras own was a cavalry regiment of the british army, created in 1858. Although not online, there is a book which will help. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Historical record of the 14th kings hussars 17151900 british unit history book. The history of the 15th 19th the kings royal hussars, 19451980. The book is a thoroughly researched and engaging history of the 15th hussars throughout the wars, crammed full of interesting asides regarding the life and. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.
The oldest mention of hussars in polish documents date to 1500, although they were probably in service earlier. A well written narrative that covers the history of the 8th hussars from formation to the 1960s. Boer war imperial regiments units corps infantry cavalry. The fifteenthnineteenth the kings royal hussars book. As you read this book, you will learn to care passionately for these gregarious young men, partake in their exertions, share their joy, but also. The history of the 15th the kings hussars, 19141922 by lord carnock which has been reprinted by the naval and military press. I have the regimental history for this unit which also gives a lot of pointers re. Naval and military presss reprint of lord carnocks 1932 publication follows the 15th from its arrival in france to the end of the war and march into germany. The official date at which the 7th queens own light dragoons became hussars was 25th dec 1807 when the prince regent sanctioned that the regiments of light dragoons undermentioned be permitted to be clothed and equipped as regiments of hussars.
Overview it was created as part of the reduction in the cavalry in the aftermath of world war i. Bill harrington turtle bunbury awardwinning travel writer. The history of the 15th19th the kings royal hussars 19451980 by bastin, jeremy and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Coloured etching by and after henry alken, published in scraps from the sketchbook of henry alken, by thomas mclean, haymarket london, 1820. In the 15th century, light hussars based on those of hungarian king mathias corvinus were adopted by some european armies to provide light, expendable cavalry units. In france, the regiment was brigaded with the 7th hussars and the 2nd german hussars.
Explore the history and collections of the 15th the kings hussars by visiting the displays of the light dragoons and its predecessors at the discovery museum in. This resource will grow as the museums collection is catalogued and computerised, and. The history of the 15th19th the kings royal hussars, 19451980. Dec 30, 2019 the winged hussars were one of the most effective military forces in the world. Text and images from the national army museum exhibition call in the cavalry. The th hussars participated in the second angloboer war, 18991902. Researchers often utilize them to unearth minute details about individuals who served in a regiment, or about social and cultural aspects of military life or war, details often not mentioned in an index. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. In march, 1811, captain gordon transferred to the 6oth foot, and retired by the sale of his commission on october 17 in 1847 he was awarded the peninsular medal with clasp for sahagun. The winged hussars were one of the most effective military forces in the world. The origins of the hussars has long been debated by scholars. The book is a thoroughly researched and engaging history of the 15th hussars throughout the wars, crammed full of interesting asides regarding the life and loves of a cavalryman in the napoleonic age. All of the antecedent regiments had been regiments of light dragoons during the 18th and 19th centuries, including the napoleonic wars.
Our community welcomes everyone from around the world to discuss world history, historical periods, and themes in history military history, archaeology, arts and culture, and history in books and movies. It was formed by the amalgamation of the 15th the kings hussars and the 19th royal hussars queen alexandras own on 11 april 1922, becoming the 15th 19th hussars. In the meantime, i produce the history of the 15 19 hussars 1939 1945 but. The 15th light dragoons were the first ever 1759, and others quickly followed. After service in the first world war, the regiment retitled as the 14th kings hussars in 1921, and was amalgamated with the 20th hussars to form the 14th20th hussars the following year. The hong kong comet tank photo on tank range in malaya and narrative of the contact is described in postwar history of rtr i have. In response to the jacobite rebellion, the regiment was raised in 1715 as humphrey gores regiment of dragoons. Books the history of the 15th19th the kings royal hussars, 19451980. Corporal harold jorgen skaarup, g753, 5th armoured regiment8th princess louises new brunswick hussars by skaarup, harold and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Hussars 15th hussars 15th london regiment 15th londons 16th battalion 16th lancers 16th london regiment 16th londons 17th battalion 17th lancers 17th london regiment 17th. See the diary of an indian cavalry officer, pagoda tree press, bath 2003 p197, and col. We had a fight last saturday and monday with the germans. Today, they are still remembered for their outstanding courage as well as their remarkable armor and clever military tactics. On the fateful morning of the 18th, the 15th hussars formed a section of the british front line near hugomont farm, astride the nivelle road.
It was formed by the amalgamation of the 15th the kings hussars and the 19th royal hussars queen alexandras own on 11 april 1922, becoming the 15th19th hussars. It briefly dropped the 19th numeral from its title in 1932, becoming the 15th the kings royal hussars, before regaining it the following year. Buy officer of the 16th queens lancers in the late 19th century from the book south africa. This book was produced by the queen s royal irish hussars association to enable the reader to absorb as much as possible of the origins, the exploits and the personalities of the two parent regiments, the 4th queen s own hussars and the 8th king s royal irish hussars, during their 538 years of separate existence, without recourse to the four. See the sketch details on the image above for a brief outline of the regiments history up until the second south african war of 18991902. Aug 17, 2016 posts about 15th hussars written by will gray. The history of the 15th19th the kings royal hussars, 1945. The most accepted consensus is that hussars first appeared in the hungarian military in the 15th century, as a response to. When downloading the history books please select save and copy them to your. It was known by the names of several other colonels in subsequent years, fighting at the battle of falkirk and battle of culloden as cobhams regiment of dragoons. Military costumesmilitary dresseshistorical costumehistorical clothingmode russecostume venitienmilitary fashionjacket style. From corunna to waterloo napoleonic military history books. Mr e stephenson, of garden cottage, scarborough road, driffield, has received a letter from his son archie, who is serving with the 18th hussars, at the front, in the district of mons.
Officers of the 3rd light dragoons 1840, 10th hussars 1844, and 16th lancers 1846, clearly revealing glamorous and impractical uniforms harking back to the napoleonic wars. The history of the 15th 19th the kings royal hussars 19451980, bastin, jeremy, eur 11. This book is a terrific testament to the regiments tradition of proud service in war and. Historical record of the fifteenth, or the kings regiment of light dragoons. Pdf downloads available from the light dragoons regimental association include xvth the kings hussars 175919 by colonel h.
The title was simplified in 1861 to the 14th kings hussars. The online inventory contains records for over 43,000 printed book titles. May 04, 2003 i have the regimental history for this unit which also gives a lot of pointers re. History of the 15th the kings hussars 19141922 naval. Having acquired a helmet of the kings 15th hussars, i wanted to learn about its participation in wwi. Light dragoons a regimental history, 17152009 general military eric hunt, the.
Resisting 15th century heavy cavalry charge history forum. Hunt joined the th18th royal hussars from sandhurst in 1949. They then capped this feat on arrival when, by dint of audacious demonstrations by the 500 men of the combined 5th and 7th hussars, the 6,000strong prussian garrison was bluffed into capitulating its fortress at stettin. This post will look at numbering in the 15th kings hussars between 1881 and 1906. Sep 03, 2018 these men of the 15th hussars were all captured on or before the 25th december 1914. On the 25th of october 1969 the 10th royal hussars p. The journal of captain gordon of the 15th hussars sir john moore. By 1853 nolan was back in britain, promoted to captain, and had written two books on horse care and cavalry theory. On 5 december 1899 the th disembarked at durban, south africa. Note these are large pdfs which may be slow to open. One hundred and ninety seven years ago yesterday, between 60 80,000 people gathered on st peters field in manchester at a meeting for parliamentary reform. First raised in 1759, it saw service over two centuries, including the first world war, before being amalgamated with the 19th royal hussars into the 15th 19th the kings royal hussars in 1922.
The 15th the kings hussars was a cavalry regiment in the british army. S hussars 19141922 by carnock, lord, courage, bgen a. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. War diaries for the 11th hussars, prince alberts own september 1939 to march 1946. This is the uniform that jenkin evans would have worn. Napoleons hussars made their first real impact in 1806 with their astonishing pursuit of the prussians over 1,160km from the river saale to the oder in twentyfive days. Produced for the 1519 hussars regimental association. Books the 15th19th the kings royal hussars a pictorial history.
The 15th19th the kings royal hussars a pictorial history imperial. The regiments in question were the 7th, 10th, 15th and 18th. The 15th 19th the kings royal hussars a pictorial history. History of the 15th19th the kings royal hussars, 1945. War diaries of the 11th hussars, prince alberts own. The regiment was formed in 1992 at haig barracks in hohne from the amalgamation of two regiments, the th18th royal hussars queen marys own and the 15th 19th the kings royal hussars. There is a very good regimental history which i would recommend. His funeral will take place, without further invitation, at 4 oclock this. He had firm and sometimes controversial ideas about how cavalry should be used on the battlefield. Excerpt from a cavalry officer in the corunna campaign, 18081809. The history of the 15th19th the kings royal hussars.
Historical record of the 14th kingss hussars 19001922 by j. The kings royal hussars krh is a british heavy armoured regiment based in tidworth, wiltshire. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no. The polish hussars were originally based on the hungarian hussars. Books the 15th 19th the kings royal hussars a pictorial history. The kings royal hussars official website kings royal. Regimental histories have value beyond their obvious uses in documenting american military history. The regiments in question were the 7th, 10th, 15th. They served with the 15 19 hussars in northern europe in the wake of the. John biddulph the nineteenth and their times, london 1899.
The regency wardrobe collection research the hussars. They lost only a fraction of their battles and they were undefeated for 125 years. This data has been transcribed from the imperial war museums collection, specifically item b. A cavalry officer in the corunna campaign, 18081809. King showing his service in malaya with 15th 19th hussars in 1955. History of the 15th 19th the kings royal hussars, 19451980.
Jenkin evans of the 15th kings hussars in the october 5, 1839 issue of the pottsville miners journal was a lone obituary which had the headline. The 10th hussars has taken part in most of the campaigns of the british army from the seven years war in 1758 to the war of 19391945 and has seen service in most parts of the world. The other three divisions of the original bef were served by squadrons of the 19th hussars and so it may seem appropriate that when, in 1922, the number of cavalry regiments were reduced by amalgamations, the 15th combined with the 19th to form a new regiment the 15th 19th hussars. I can have a look for it and scan if it will be of. In august 1914 the organisation of the infantry division called for a reconnaissance element which was provided by a squadron of cavalry. After serving in the first world war, it was amalgamated with the 15th the kings hussars to form the 15th 19th the kings royal hussars in 1922. Buy history of the 15th the kings hussars 19141922. The th hussars along with the royal dragoons and the 14th hussars formed colonel burnmurdochs brigade. Museum of the kings royal hussars in lancashire, c2002 the history of the 15th the kings hussars 19141922 by lord carnock with a foreword by brigadiergeneral a. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Founded in 2006, historum is a history forum dedicated to history discussions and historical events. History of the 15th the kings hussars 19141922 by lord carnock.645 357 561 1325 1168 1209 84 189 1078 744 1224 1042 638 1325 1097 1101 114 644 748 410 1172 1410 187 1174 1397 767 707 1298 1481 317 1059 612