15th (The King's) Hussars

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Also known as 15th Dragoons


  • 1759 raised as Elliot's Light Horse, after George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield then soon after renamed the 15th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
  • 1766 renamed the 1st (or The King's Royal) Regiment of Light Dragoons
  • 1769 renamed the 15th (The King's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
  • 1807 renamed the 15th (The King's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars)
  • 1861 renamed the 15th (The King's) Hussars
  • 1921 retitled as the the 15th The King's Hussars
  • 1922 amalgamated with the 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own) to form the 15th/19th Hussars
  • 1992 amalgamated with the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) to form The Light Dragoons

Regimental histories

  • Light Dragoons : the Origins of a New Regiment by Allan Mallinson. 1993. Available at the British Library BLL01008113929 . A later 2006 edition was published under the title Light Dragoons : the Making of a Regiment. Covers the 13th Hussars, 15th (The King's) Hussars, 18th Hussars, and 19th Hussars.

External links

Historical books online

  • 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 Google Books 1841. Indian service commenced page 107 in 1839
  • 15th Hussars leave India in 1854, page 200 Allen’s Indian Mail for 1854 Google Books
  • Pdf downloads available from the Light Dragoons Regimental Association include
    • XVth (The King's) Hussars 1759-1913 by Colonel H. C. Wylly 1914
    • History of the 15th The King's Hussars 1914-1922 by Lord Carnock ... Illustrated by Capt. C. Shaw. 1932
    • The History of 15/19 the King's Royal Hussars, 1939-1945 by Major G. Courage 1949.
Note these are large pdfs which may be slow to open.


  1. DGoode32 et al. Role of 15th Hussars in 2nd Afghan War Victorian Wars Forum 31 August 2011, now archived. Retrieved 11 July 2020.