19th Hussars

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Also known as 19th Royal Hussars


  • 1857 raised as the 1st Bengal European Light Cavalry
  • 1862 renamed the 19th Hussars
  • 1884 renamed the 19th (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) Hussars
  • 1908 renamed the 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars
  • 1921 retitled as the 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own)
  • 1922 amalgamated with the 15th (The King's) Hussars, to form the 15th/19th Hussars
  • 1992 amalgamated with the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) to form The Light Dragoons

Service in British India

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 Hussars, 18th Hussars, and 19th Hussars.

External links

19th Royal Hussars www.regiments.org
19th Royal Hussars Wikipedia
15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars Wikipedia
Light Dragoons Wikipedia
The Light Dragoons Regimental Association ( 13th/15th/ 18th /19th Hussars/Light Dragoons) including Museums, Images

Historical books online

  • Pdf downloads available from the Light Dragoons Regimental Association include
    • The 19th & Their Times which is likely to be 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 by John Biddulph, published 1899. Also available in an Archive.org version.
    • History of 15th-19th The King's Hussars 1939-1945.
Note these are large pdfs which may be slow to open.


See The Diary of an Indian Cavalry Officer, Pagoda Tree Press, Bath 2003 p197, and Col. John Biddulph The Nineteenth and their Times, London 1899. (available online, see above)