Medals of the Regiments:
20th Hussars

 
 

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20th Hussars

1759 - 1922
 
 
 
Some Titles
20th (Inniskilling) Light Dragoons 1759-63
20th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons 1778-83
20th (Jamaica) Light Dragoons. 1791-1819
2nd Bengal European Light Cavalry 1858
20th Regiment of Hussars 1862
 
Earliest recognised formation: 1759. The most recent regiment of 20th Hussars (1858-1922), originally a regiment of the Honourable East India Company, was granted the lineage of three earlier "20th " designated cavalry regiments:  20th (Inniskilling) Light Dragoons, 20th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons and the 20th (Jamaica) Light Dragoons.
 
Motto:  
 
Regimental Journal:  The Yellow Plume
 
WWI: Battle Honours; 10 Victoria Crosses; 0 Died; 219
 
Amalgamated: 1922, with the 14th King's Hussars to form the 14th/20th King's Hussars
 
 
 
 
 

Peninsula War 1808 - 1814 20th (Jamaica) Light Dragoons.

Military General Service Medal 1793 - 1814 clasps:

Total MedalsMax clasps
Maida
Roleia
Vimiera
37 35 1834
 

Lt. Col. Sir Robert Arbuthnot was awarded a two clasp 'Corunna and Ciudad Rodrigo' medal;  (Portuguese Army List)

 

Battle Honours: Vimiera, Peninsula

 
 
 

The Sudan & The Nile Expedition 1884-5 

Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-89

 

Clasp:
The Nile 1884 -85

Suakin 1885

Tofrek

Number: 44* ? 82
 

 *detachment served in the Light Camel Regiment (no qualification for Abu Klea is recorded)

Regiment in action at Ginnis, 30th December 1885

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

 

Battle Honour: Suakin 1885

 
 
 

Egypt & Sudan 1888-89: Action against Osman Digna, and Wad en Nejumi's invasion force.

Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-89

 

Clasp:

Gemaizah 1888

Toski 1889

Number: 138 98
 

 

 

Recipients not already in receipt of a Khedive's Star eligible for an undated version.

 

 
 
 

South African War 1899 - 1902 or "Boer War"  (December 1901 - end)

Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902,

 
clasp;

Orange Free State

Transvaal

South Africa 1901

South Africa 1902

total medals  
numbers; ?* ?* ?* ?* 690 approx*  
 

*The vast majority receiving this 4 clasp combination Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 & 1902.

 

Casualties:

Officers NCOs and Men
KIA & DOW Wounded Missing / POW KIA & DOW Death from disease Wounded Missing / POW
 
1 1 - 1 5 2 -
 

Battle Honour: South Africa 1901-02

 
 
 

The Great War 1914 - 1918 

 

Landed France and Flanders 18/8/1914, 5th Cavalry Brigade. 6/9/14 to Gough's Command. 16/9/14 Gough's Command became 2nd Cavalry Division. Remained France and Flanders for the duration.

Soldiers/Officers died records 219 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

 

 

 
 
 
 

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Selected Links

The Regimental Museum. (Located in )

 
 
 

Selected Bibliography;

 
Author Title Publisher

 

Additional Bibliography for this Page.

 
Author/Compiler Title Publisher
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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