Medals of the Regiments:
10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars

 
 
10th Hussars Cap Badge10th Hussars Arm Badge.
The long lived cap badge of the regiment in use from 1898 - amalgamation.
This  one in 'bi-metal' also found in anodised aluminium /bronzed/ silver& gilt.
Kipling and King reference: 765
10th Hussars arm badge.

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  10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
1715-1969
 
 
 

Some Titles..

Period

Gore's Dragoons1715 - 1751
10th Regiment of Dragoons1751-
10th (Prince of Wales's Own) Regiment of
(Light) Dragoons (Hussars)
        1806-   ('Royal' 1811)
10th (The Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars1861-
 
Motto: Ich dien = I Serve
Regimental Journal: The Tenth Royal Hussars Gazette.
WWI Battle Honours; 22.    Victoria Crosses; nil.    Died; 246
WWII Battle Honours; 20 Victoria Crosses; nil.  Died; ????
Amalgamated: 1969, with the11th Hussars to form The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)
 
 
 
 

Peninsula War 1808 - 1814  'Light Dragoons'

Military General Service Medal 1793 - 1814 clasps:

Total MedalsMax clasps

Benevente

Sahagun &
Benevente

Corunna

Vittoria

Orthes

Toulouse

217*4*4931142105163
 

*Three officers of the regiment on the staff officers list are not counted here - one of which received a  9 clasp medal (Captain Charles Synge)

Battle Honour: Peninsula

 
 
 

Battle of Waterloo 1815

Waterloo Medal 1815

Number:437

Battle Honour: Waterloo

 
 
 

Crimean War  1854 - 1856

Crimea Medal 1854 -56

 
Clasp: →

Sebastopol

Total Medals
Number:? (majority)754
 

Men who served in the Crimea also eligible for:

Turkish Crimea Medal 1855

Battle Honour; Sevastopol.

 
 
 

Afghan War 1878

Afghanistan Medal 1878  -1880

clasp:...none...

Ali Musjid

Peiwar Kotal

Charasia

Kabul

Kandahar

total medals
numbers:2182707377496
        

Battle Honour: Ali Musjid

 
 
 

Sudan & The Nile Expedition 1884-5

Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-89

 
Clasp:

El-Teb

Tamaai

El-Teb_Tamaai

Number:???
 

A detachment of the 10th Hussars formed a component of the Light Camel Regiment for the Nile Expedition

Clasp: 
The Nile 1884 -85

Abu Klea

Number: 46*2**
  

* 2 officers and 44 other ranks served in the Light Camel Regiment.

** Captain Airlie and 1526 Pte. W Little at Abu Klea. ( Capt Airlie slightly wounded on the 19th Jan 85.)

 

Recipients also entitled to a Khedive's Star dated 1884-6

Battle Honour: Egypt 1884

 
 
 

South African War 1899 - 1902 or "Boer War" (Nov 1899 - end of the war.)

Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, with or without the King's South Africa Medal 1901 - 1902

Common clasps: Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; also:

 
clasp;
Relief of Kimberley

Paardeberg

Driefontein

Johannesburg

Diamond Hill

Wittebergen

Belfast

numbers;???????
 

medals with 5 or 6 of the above 'battle' clasps are frequently encountered for this regiment.

1270 names on the roll

 

 
OfficersNCOs and Men
KIA & DOWWoundedDeath from disease Missing / POWKIA & DOWDeath from disease WoundedMissing / POW
 
481261495732
 

Battle Honours: Relief of Kimberley; Paardeberg; South Africa 1899-1902.

VCs: 2  MilbankeEngleheart

 
 
 

The Great War 1914 - 1918 

 

Regiment was in South Africa when war declared, sailed from Cape Town for the UK.  Joined 6th Cavalry Brigade 22/9/1914. Landed France and Flanders 8/10/1914.   20/11/1914 joined 8th Cavalry Brigade/3rd Cavalry Division -Back to 6th Cavalry Brigade, in the same Division 12/3/1918.

Soldiers/Officers died records 246 casualties for the period.

 

Men landed France and Flanders prior to 1/1/1916 entitled to a 1914 or 1914-15 Star as appropriate. Also the British War Medal & Victory Medal

 

 

 
 
 

WW2 1939 - 1945 (Royal Armoured Corps)

 
campaigns:France and Belgium 1940.
(Dunkirk )
North Africa & Middle EastItaly
WW2 campaign stars:- Africa  Italy
clasps 

8th Army

-
 

Most also entitled to the 39-45 Star & 1939-45 War Medal - some the Defence Medal

 
 
 

10th Hussars served with 2nd Armoured Brigade 3/9/39-4/7/42 and 2/8/42-31/8/45:

 

Brigade Theatres:

 United Kingdom 3. 9.39 - 19. 5.40; France 20. 5.40 - 16. 6.40; United Kingdom 17. 6.40 - 5.10.41; At Sea 5.10.41 - 29.11.41; Egypt 29.11.41 - 20.12.41; Libya 20.12.41 - 16. 6.42; Egypt 16. 6.42 - 14.11.42; Libya 14.11.42 - 12. 3.43; N Africa 12. 3.43 - 28. 5.43; Libya 28. 5.43 - 1. 8.43; N Africa 1. 8.43 - 25. 5.44; At Sea 25. 5.44 - 27. 5.44; Italy 27. 5.44 - 31. 8.45

 

Brigade Battles:

1942 26 May - 21 June Gazala; 1 July - 27 July Defence of Alamein Line; 23 October - 4 November El Alamein*; 1943 21 March - 30 March Tebaga Gap; 6 April - 7 April Akarit; 22 April - 26 April El Kourzia; 5 May - 12 May Tunis; 1944 3 September - 15 September Coriano; 1945 13 April - 21 April Argenta Gap.

 

10th Hussars Battle Honours:

 Somme 1940; Saunnu; Gazala; El Alamein; El Hamma; Tunis; Coriano; Santarcangelo; Valli di Comacchio; Argenta Gap.
 North-West Europe 1940; Bir el Aslagh; Alam el Halfa; El Kourzia; Djebel Kournine; North Africa 1942-3; Cosina Canal Crossing; Senio Pocket; Cesena; Italy 1944-5.

 

10th Hussars served in the same Brigade and hence has a similar history to the Bays.

 
 
 

Aden 1964 - 67 (1964-65)

General Service Medal 1962-

clasp:

South Arabia

numbers:?
 
 

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Selected Links

The Regimental Museum. (Located in )

 

Selected Bibliography;

 
AuthorTitlePublisher
(Cannon's Historical Records Series)Historical Record of the Tenth, or The Prince of Wales's Own Royal Regiment of Hussars; containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1715 and of its subsequent Services to 1842.  92 pp.London: John W. Parker, 1843.
 Historical Records of the Services of the Tenth or Prince of Wales's Own Royal Regiment of Hussars.  250 pp.[Published In The United Services Magazine, 1874-76]
Col. R. S. Liddell. Illustrations by Oscar NorieThe Memoirs of the Tenth Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own). Historical and Social. Collected and arranged  566 pp.London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1891.
 Lt.-Col. F. H. D. C. Whitmore.The 10th (P.W.O.) Royal Hussars and The Essex Yeomanry, during the European War, 1914-1918. 326 pp.Colchester: Benham and Company Ltd., 1920.
Brigadier D.Dawnay, , Lt.Col. J.P. Archer-Shee, Brig. C.B.C. Harvey, et al The 10th Royal Hussars in the Second World War, 1939-1945.  212 ppAldershot: Gale & Pollen Ltd., 1948.

 

Additional Bibliography for this Page.

 
Author/CompilerTitlePublisher
Officers of the Regiment.Unpublished rolls in the care of the National Archives; WO 100/ etc.-
   
   
 Additional bibliography same as Northumberland Fusiliers page  
 

 

 

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