4th (Queen's Own) Hussars

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Also known as 4th Queen's Own Hussars


  • 1685 raised as The Princess Anne of Denmark's Regiment of Dragoons and ranked as the 4th Dragoons
  • 1751 formally titled the 4th Regiment of Dragoons
  • 1788 renamed the 4th (Queen's Own) Regiment of Dragoons
  • 1818 renamed the 4th (The Queen's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
  • 1861 renamed the 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars
  • 1921 renamed the 4th Queen's Own Hussars
  • 1958 amalgamated with the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, to form the The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars
  • 1993 amalgamated with The Queen's Own Hussars to form The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish)

Service in British India

In 1841 the Regiment was under orders to return to England. 150 volunteers ‘disposed to extend their Indian service' transferred to the 14th Regiment of Light Dragoons, newly arrived from England, stationed at Kirkee, on 1 October 1841[1]

Due to the return of the 4th Hussars to England, on 1 October 1878 a private transferred to the 13th Hussars[2]

Regimental histories

  • A Short History of the IV. Queen's Own Hussars [by H. G. Watkin, continued by T. W. Pragnell.] Published Meerut, [1923]. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001095839
  • A Short History of the 4th Queen's Own Hussars by Major T. J. Edwards 1935. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001095841
  • 4th Hussar. The story of the 4th Queen's Own Hussars, 1685-1958 by David Scott Daniell, etc. 1959. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001095842

External links

"Fourth ‘Queen’s Own’ Hussars in India" 13 August 2019 Untold lives blog, British Library.

Historical books online