14 May 2012

3rd (King's Own) Hussars 1881-1906


This post will look at numbering in the 3rd (King's Own) Hussars between 1881 and 1906.  The cavalry regiments were unaffected by Cardwell's reforms which saw the majority of the infantry regiments being redesignated along territorial or county lines.  However, my starting point for this post, in keeping with the self-imposed parameters of this blog, is 1881.

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1826 joined on 1st December 1881
1900 joined on 14th August 1882
2008 joined on 28th August 1883
2111 joined on 21st April 1884
2252 joined on 29th August 1885
2343 joined on 11th August 1886
2417 joined on 14th February 1887
2525 joined on 10th February 1888
2658 joined on 22nd June 1889
2716 joined on 19th February 1890
2834 joined on 1st Feb 1891
3265 joined on 8th September 1892
3339 joined on 18th April 1893
3494 joined on 2nd July 1894
3540 joined on 19th January 1895
3656 joined on 12th February 1896
3741 joined on 2nd January 1897
3948 joined on 17th January 1898
4150 joined on 4th March 1899
No data for 1900
4208 joined on 1st May 1901
4391 joined on 19th September 1902
4617 joined on 22nd September 1903
4661 joined on 17th December 1904
4705 joined on 22nd January 1905
4770 joined on 5th September 1906

In late 1906 or early 1907 numbering in the cavalry changed and numbers were allocated to corps rather than to individual regiments within those corps. For further reading see:

1. Queen's & King's Regulations: regimental numbering.
2. Cavalry numbering in 1906.

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