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The King's Hussars
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by A. Melville-Brown
United Kingdom 
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How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
  1715.07.22 William Newton's Regiment of Dragoons
ranked as 15th Dragoons
  1718.10 disbanded
  1745 Duke of Kingston's Regiment of Horse
ranked as 10th Horse
  1748.09 15th Light Horse, or Duke of Cumberland's Dragoons
(named for William Augustus, 1st Duke of Cumberland)
  1748 disbanded
1759.03.10 15th (or Light) Regiment of Dragoons
also known as Eliott's Light Horse, claiming no lineal descent from previous regiments
1760 15th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
1766.05.26 1st (or The King's Royal) Regiment of Light Dragoons
(named for King George III)
1769 15th (The King's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
1807 15th (The King's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars)
1861.08.17 15th (The King's) Hussars
1921.01.01 15th The King's Hussars
1922.04.11 amalgamated with 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own), to form
15th/19th Hussars
pip Deployment and Service
pip 15th The King's Hussars, by Paul Baker (History of the Hussars)
pip Brief History, 1759-1816, by Andrew Robertson.
pip The Hussars, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War)
pip British Cavalry Regiments, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
RHQ and Depot:
  Home HQ: [none]
  Recruiting Area: nationwide
Emsdorf, Villers-en-Cauchies, Willems, Egmont-op-Zee, Sahagun, Vittoria, Peninsula, Waterloo, Afghanistan 1878-80

The Great War1 Mons, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, Ypres 1914 '15, Langemarck 1914, Gheluvelt, Nonne Bosschen, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Somme 1916 '18, Flers-Courcelette, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Rosiļæ½res, Amiens, Albert 1918, Bapaume 1918, Hindenburg Line, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1914-18

1. awarded Sep. 1922 (after amalgamation) and amended Feb. 1925.

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  1715.07 Col. William Newton
  1745 Gen. Evelyn (Pierrepont), 2nd Duke of Kingston
  1748.09 Gen. Lord Robert Manners
  1759.03.10 Gen. George Augustus (Eliott), 1st Baron Heathfield
  1790.07.16 Gen. Sir Guy (Carleton), 1st Baron Dorchester, KB [also 4th Dgns, 24th Lt Dgns, 47th Foot, 84th Hldrs, CinC North America]
  1801.03.28 F.M. HRH Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, KG, KP, GCB, GCH (later King of Hanover)
  1827.01.22 Lt-Gen. Sir Colquhoun Grant, KCB, GCH
  1835.12.29 Gen. Sir Robert Thomas Wilson, KC
  1849.05.18 Gen. Sir ThomasWilliam Brotherton, GCB
  1859.07.17 Gen. Everard William Bouverie
  1871.11.19 Gen. George William Key
  1883.08.21 Gen. Michael William Smith, CB
  1891.04.19 Lt-Gen. Sir Frederick Wellington John FitzWygram, Bt. [also Hon. Col. 2nd VB, Hampshire Regt]
  1904.12.11 Gen. Sir George Luck, GCB
1916.12.10 Gen. Sir William Eliot Peyton, KCB, KCVO, DSO [continued 1922 in 15th/19th Hussars]
vc Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
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Marches: quick: The Bold King's Hussar
slow: Eliott's Light Horse (anon. ca. 1780)
other: The Sahagun Song (allegedly composed by trooper of regt 1809; played at regimental dinners and on Sahagun Day)
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Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
Canada flag 15th Canadian Light Horse
swords XVLD, The 15th or King's Light Dragoons [Napoleonic, England]
monument The Light Dragoons (15th/19th King's Royal Hussars) Museum Collection, A Soldier's Life, Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument A Soldier's Life, Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
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Full Histories:
book Cannon, Richard. Historical record of the Fifteenth, or the King's Regiment of Light Dragoons, Hussars containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1759, and of its subsequent services to 1841. London : J.W. Parker, 1841. (Historical records of the British Army)
book Historical record of the Fifteenth, or, the King's, Regiment of Light Dragoons, Hussars. Meerut : XV "The King's" Hussars Press, 1877 [i.e. 1879]
book Wylly, H. C. (Harold Carmichael). XVth (The King's) hussars, 1759 to 1913. London : Caxton Pub. Co., 1914.
book Carnock, Frederick Archibald Nicolson, Baron. The history of the 15th The King's Hussars, 1914-1922. Gloucester, Eng. : Crypt House Press, 1932.
Special Topics:
book Kemp, Alan. 15th The King's Hussars: dress and appointments, 1759-1914. [New Maiden] : Almark Publishing, 1972. ISBN: 0855240946; 0855240954 (pbk.)