9 February 2014

13th Hussars


This post will look at numbering in the 13th Hussars between 1881 and 1904 (I have no data at all for 1905 and 1906 when numbering by cavalry regiment ceased).

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2031 joined on 16th June1881
2061 joined on 12th January 1882
2106 joined on 10th February 1883
2149 joined on 27th September 1884
2314 joined on 9th February 1885
2394 joined on 22nd January 1886
2782 joined on 7th October1887
2856 joined on 30th August 1888
2895 joined on 24th February 1889
2985 joined on 9th January 1890
3125 joined on 28th January 1891
3188 joined on 19th February 1892
3338 joined on 24th March 1893
3446 joined on 20th September 1894
3502 joined on 5th January1895
3688 joined on 1st January 1896
3859 joined on 25th April 1897
4132 joined on 29th September 1898
4214 joined on 4th January 1899
5384 joined on 24th April 1900
5801 joined on 24th April 1901
6252 joined on 21st January 1902
6459 joined on 30th April 1903
6819 joined on 13th August 1904

In December 1906, Army Order 289 changed the numbering for cavalry of the line. Prior to this, all cavalry regiments had numbered individually by regiments. Now, line cavalry and household cavalry were separated; each of the three line cavalry corps – dragoons, hussars, and lancers – beginning a new number series which started at 1 and was to extend to 49,999.

What this meant for the 10th Hussars was that from late December 1906 they began a new number sequence which they shared with the all of the Hussars regiments:

3rd (King's Own) Hussars
4th (Queen's Own) Hussars
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars
10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars
14th (King's) Hussars
15th (King's) Hussars
18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars
19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars
20th Hussars

See also, my posts on numbering in the Corps of Hussars 1907-1914, Queen's and King's Regulations: regimental numbering and cavalry numbering in 1906.

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