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Page created 1 August 2000. Corrected and updated 11.07.2006
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Royal Hussars
(Queen Alexandra's Own)
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by A. Melville-Brown
 East India Company / United Kingdom   
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How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
1858 1st Bengal European Light Cavalry
1858.07.03 transferred from HEIC to Crown control
1859.11.01 1st Bengal European  Cavalry
1862.09.30 19th Hussars
transferred to British Army
1874 deemed to be successor to 19th Light Dragoons
1902.07 19th (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) Hussars
(named for the future Queen Alexandra)
1908.08 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars
(redesignated after the Princess of Wales became Queen)
1921.01.01 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own)
1921.07 disbanded
1922.04.11 one squadron reconstituted and amalgamated with 15th The King's Hussars, to form
15th/19th Hussars
pip Deployment and Service
pip 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own), by Paul Baker (History of the Hussars)
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
Mysore1, Seringapatam2, [Assaye]3, Niagara4, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882 '84, Abu Klea, Nile 1884-85, Defence of Ladysmith, South Africa 1899-1902

The Great War5 Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, Armenti�res 1914, Ypres 1915, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Somme 1916 '18, Flers-Courcelette, Cambrai 1917 '18, St Quentin, Rosi�res, Amiens, Albert 1918, Bapaume 1918, Hindenburg Line, St Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1914-18

1.  granted 1889 for service of predecessor 19th Light Dragoons
2.  inherited 1912 from 19th Light Dragoons
3.  the Elephant badge superscribed "Assaye", inherited 1874 from 19th Light Dragoons
4.  inherited 1874 from 19th Light Dragoons
5. awarded Sep. 1922 (after amalgamation) and amended Feb. 1925.

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Badges: The Elephant superscribed 'Assaye'
Uniform: construction sign
  1914.06.22 HM Queen Alexandra
1858 Maj-Gen. Thomas Mathew Taylor
1862.09.30 Gen. William Pattle
1865.02.10 Gen. John Hall
1872.05.06 Gen. John Yorke, CB
1889.03.24 Lt-Gen. Coote Synge Hutchinson
1902.02.14 F.M. Sir John Denton Pinkstone (French), 1st Earl of Ypres, KP, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCMG [continued 1922 in 15th/19th Hussars; also Col. Irish Guards; Col-in-Chief R Irish Regt; Hon Col. Cambridgeshire Regt; CIGS; C-in-C BEF 1914-15; C-in-C Home Forces 1915-18; Gov.-Gen. Ireland 1918-21]
vc Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
vc VCs in the 15th/19th King's Royal Hussars Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
Motto: construction sign
Nicknames: construction sign
Anniversaries: construction sign
Freedoms: construction sign
Marches: quick: Haste to the Wedding
slow: Denmark (aka: King Christian, the Danish National Anthem)
Musicians: construction sign
Mascot: construction sign
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
Canada flag 19th Alberta Dragoons
swords [no external sites have been found]
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:
Full Histories:
book Biddulph, John. The Nineteenth and their times, being an account of the four cavalry regiments in the British Army that have borne the number Nineteen, and of the campaigns in which they served. London : John Murray, 1899.