8th (The King's Royal Irish) Hussars
Also known as 8th Regiment of Light Dragoons
- 1693 raised in Derry as Henry Conyngham's Regiment of Dragoons and ranked as the 8th Dragoons
- 1751 formally titled the 8th Regiment of Dragoons
- 1775 renamed the 8th Regiment of Light Dragoons
- 1777 renamed the 8th (The King's Royal Irish) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
- 1822 renamed the 8th (The King's Royal Irish) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars)
- 1861 renamed the 8th (The King's Royal Irish) Hussars
- 1921 renamed the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars
- 1958 amalgamated with the 4th Queen's Own 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
- 1803 2nd Maratha War
- 1812 Campaign against Meer Khan
- 1814 Gurkha War
- 1816 3rd Maratha War
- 1857 Indian Mutiny
- 1861 Meerut
- 1878 2nd Afghan War
- 1881 Rawalpindi
- 1885 Meerut
- 1909 Lucknow
- 1913 Umballa
The History of the VIII King's Royal Irish Hussars, 1693-1927 by Robert H. Murray, in two volumes 1928.
Men of Valour. The third volume of the history of the VIII King's Royal Irish Hussars, 1927-1958, by Olivia Fitzroy 1961.
All are available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001095857. The 1928 volumes are available in reprint editions.
The Crossbelts, The Journal of the VIII King's Royal Irish Hussars. The British Library has Vol. 1. no. 1-Vol. 5. no. 2. 1927-1952/53.. Not published from 1940 to 1944.
- 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars including deployments www.regiments.org, an archived site
- 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars Wikipedia
- Queen's Royal Irish Hussars Wikipedia
- History, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars qrh.org.uk, now archived.
- 8th Hussars Britishempire.co.uk
- The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars Regimental Collection, now an archived page, previously available at Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum . Covered the 8th Hussars and the 4th Queen's Own Hussars. This Collection is now not available at that location and will become part of a new Museum, see following.
- The Queen's Royal Hussars Regimental Association
- Museum Appeal for a new Museum
- The Museum of The Queen's Royal Hussars - Churchill’s Own in Warwick. Not yet opened. Will cover the 3rd (The King's Own) Hussars, 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars, the 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars and the 8th (The King's Royal Irish) Hussars.
- Museum Appeal for a new Museum
Historical books online
- Page 86 [In India] A Memoir of Major-General Sir R.R. Gillespie [by William Thorn] 1816 Google Books. On 7 May 1805 Robert Rollo Gillespie exchanged into the Nineteenth Light Dragoons, then in India, to where he proceeded overland from England. The Nineteenth Light Dragoons being ordered to Europe, Gillespie, on 16 April 1807 exchanged into the 8th Royal Irish Light Dragoons and saw service in the Punjab (page 108); on 5 January 1809 he exchanged into the Twenty-fifth Light Dragoons.
- Campaigning Experiences in Rajpootana and Central India: during the Suppression of the Mutiny, 1857-1858 by Frances Isabella Locke Duberly (Wikipedia) whose husband, Captain Henry Duberly, was the paymaster to the 8th Royal Irish Hussars 1859 Google Books
- The 13th Hussars in India & Afghanistan 1874-1884 pinetreeweb.com
- The History of the VIII King's Royal Irish Hussars, 1693-1927 Naval & Military Press 2 volume reprint edition.