11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars

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Also known as 11th Light Dragoons


  • 1715 raised as Colonel Philip Honeywood's Regiment of Dragoons
  • 1751 renamed the 11th Regiment of Dragoons
  • 1783 became the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons
  • 1840 became the 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars
  • 1969 amalgamated with the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) to form The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)
  • 1992 amalgamated with the 14th/20th King's Hussars to form the King's Royal Hussars

Service in British India

Due to the return of the 11th Hussars to England, on 1st July 1877 11 privates transferred to the 13th Hussars[1]

The 11th Husssars under command of Col. Lyttleton Annesley, consisting of 18 officers, 349 non commissioned officers and men, 25 soldiers' wives and 69 soldiers’ children, arrived at Portsmouth on Monday last [7 January 1878] in Her Majesty’s Indian troopship Malabar, were disembarked Tuesday morning and left Portsmouth Harbour by special train at 10.10am for Colchester, where they arrived about 5pm…[2]

Regimental histories

  • The Historical Records of the Eleventh Hussars, Prince Albert's Own by Captain Godfrey Trevelyan Williams. Published London, 1908. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001095877 . Available Hathi Trust Digital Library for those in North America, and some other regions.
  • The History of the Eleventh Hussars - Prince Albert's Own, 1908-1934 by Captain L. R. Lumley. Published London, 1936. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01002243940. This book is also available on the pay website TheGenealogist as part of the "Regimental Records & Histories" requiring a Diamond subscription.

Regimental journal

The XI Hussars Journal
Volumes 1-3 1910-1912 are available at the National Army Museum and the British Library appears to have at least some editions from Volume 5 no. 4, October 1914

External links

Historical books online


  1. The 13th Hussars in India & Afghanistan 1874-1884 pinetreeweb.com
  2. Essex Standard, Friday 11 January 1878, page 5
  3. Light Dragoon Naval & Military Press.