8th (The King's Royal Irish) Hussars

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Also known as 8th Regiment of Light Dragoons

Chronology

  • 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

In 1884 due to the return of the 13th Hussars to England, 24 privates transferred to the 8th Hussars[1]

Regimental history

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.[2]

Regimental journal

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.

External Links

Historical books online

References