29 January 2013

10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars

This post will look at numbering in the 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars between 1881 and 1905. The cavalry regiments were unaffected by Cardwell's Army reforms; however, in keeping with the parameters of this blog, my starting point is 1881.

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1867 joined on 21st March 1881
1985 joined on 9th May 1882
2134 joined on 8th May 1883
2149 joined on 27th September 1884
2251 joined on 13th February 1885
2370 joined on 2nd March1886
2547 joined on 25th April 1887
2702 joined on 27th September 1888
2732 joined on 20th April 1889
2889 joined on 6th October 1890
3005 joined on 26th August 1891
3156 joined on 29th February 1892
3268 joined on 5th January 1893
3342 joined on 8th January 1894
3464 joined on 8th January 1895
3684 joined on 21st February1896
3727 joined on 13th January 1897
3861 joined on 14th February1898
4090 joined on 5th May 1899
4347 joined on 9th January 1900
4949 joined on 16th January 1901
5318 joined on 2nd April 1902
5410 joined on 5th January 1903
5466 joined on 31st August 1904
5502 joined on 6th September 1905

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
13th 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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