The Hussars

3rd (King's Own) Hussars
August 1914 : at Shorncliffe, part of 4th Cavalry Brigade in Cavalry Division.
17 August 1914 : landed at Rouen.
16 September 1914 : Cavalry Division renamed as 1st Cavalry Division.
14 October 1914 : Brigade transferred to 2nd Cavalry Division.

4th (Queen's Own) Hussars
August 1914 : at Dublin, part of 3rd Cavalry Brigade in Cavalry Division. Moved to France.
6 September 1914 : Brigade transferred to Gough's Command.
13 September 1914 : Gough's Command renamed as 2nd Cavalry Division.

7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
August 1914 : in Bangalore in India, unbrigaded but under orders of 9th (Secunderabad) Division. Transferred to Secunderabad Cavalry Brigade in same Division in February 1915. Note this was a new brigade, not the one of the same name that was by now in France.
October 1915 : transferred to 4th (Meerut) Cavalry Brigade in Meerut Divisional Area.
November 1917: left Brigade, moved to Mesopotamia. Came under orders of 11th Cavalry Brigade.

8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars
August 1914 : in Ambala in India, part of the Ambala Cavalry Brigade.
Moved with Brigade to France as part of 1st Indian Cavalry Division, landed Marseilles 10 November 1914.
15 September 1915 : transferred with brigade to 2nd Indian Cavalry Division.
26 November 1916 : 2nd Indian Cavalry Division renamed as 5th Cavalry Division.
February 1918 : Division broken up; regiment transferred on 10 September 1918 to 9th Cavalry Brigade in 1st Cavalry Division.

10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
August 1914 : at Potchefstroom in South Africa. Recalled to England and joined 6th Cavalry Brigade in 3rd Cavalry Division at Ludgershall.
8 October 1914 : landed at Ostende.
20 November 1914 : transferred to 8th Cavalry Brigade in same Division.
12 March 1918 : transferred to 6th Cavalry Brigade in same Division.

11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars
August 1914 : at Aldershot, part of 1st Cavalry Brigade in Cavalry Division. Moved to France.
16 September 1914 : Cavalry Division renamed as 1st Cavalry Division.

13th Hussars
August 1914 : in Meerut in India, part of the Meerut Cavalry Brigade.
Moved with Brigade to France as part of 2nd Indian Cavalry Division, landed Marseilles December 1914.
15 September 1915 : transferred with brigade to 2nd Indian Cavalry Division.
July 1916 : moved with Brigade to Mesopotamia and came under orders of 7th Indian Cavalry Brigade.

14th (King's) Hussars
August 1914 : in Mhow in India, part of the Meerut Cavalry Brigade.
September 1914 : came under command of 14th Cavalry Brigade in Meerut Divisional Area.
November 1915 : left Brigade and landed in Mesopotamia, came under orders of 6th Indian Cavalry Brigade.
May 1918 : left Brigade and moved to Persia.

15th (The King's) Hussars
August 1914 : at Longmoor.
18 August 1914 : landed at Rouen and soon split up to provide Squadrons for Divisions: A Sqn to 3rd Division; B Sqn to 2nd Division; C Sqn to 1st Division.
14 April 1915 : Squadrons returned and regiment reformed. Placed under command of 9th Cavalry Brigade in 1st Cavalry Division.

18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars
August 1914 : at Tidworth, part of 2nd Cavalry Brigade in Cavalry Division.
Moved to France and landed at Boulogne 16 August 1914.
16 September 1914 : Cavalry Division renamed as 1st Cavalry Division.

19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars
August 1914 : at Hounslow. Split up to provide Squadrons for Divisions:
August 1914 : A and B Sqns to France with 5th and 4th Divisions respectively.
September 1914 : C Sqn to France with 6th Division.
14 April 1915 : Squadrons returned and regiment reformed. Placed under command of 9th Cavalry Brigade in 1st Cavalry Division.

20th Hussars
August 1914 : at Colchester, part of 5th Cavalry Brigade, an independent command. Moved to France.
6 September 1914 : Brigade transferred to Gough's Command.
13 September 1914 : Gough's Command renamed as 2nd Cavalry Division.


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Men of the machine gun section of the 11th Hussars in the trenches at Zillebeke during the winter of 1914-1915.

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The badge of the 13th Hussars as depicted on a CWGC grave stone. Image courtesy of the superb Leo Reynolds collection at the flickr website, with my thanks.

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