Medals of the Regiments:
11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars

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 Cap badge depicting the crest of the late Prince Consort  (Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) with his motto "Treu und Fest"  on a scroll under.  
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  11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars

Some Titles....


Honeywood's Dragoons 1715 -1751
11th Regiment of Dragoons ('Light' Dragoons 1783) 1751-
11th ( Prince Albert's Own) Hussars 1861-1921
11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) 1921-amalgamation
Motto: Treu und fest = Loyal and steadfast.
Regimental Journal: The11th Hussars Journal
WWI Battle Honours; 27       Victoria Crosses; nil.    Died; 164
WWII Battle Honours; 34.    Victoria Crosses; nil.     Died; ????
Amalgamated: 1969, with the10th Hussars to form The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)

Egypt Campaign 1801 and the Peninsula War 1808 - 1814 'Light Dragoons'

Military General Service Medal 1793 - 1814 clasps:

Total Medals Max clasps





92 2 7 1* 90 1**
*Egypt with Corunna to Lieutenant Benjamin Lutyens although Mullen notes "Cannot find any reference to service at Corunna"
* *Salamanca with Vittoria to Captain Michael Childers.
Battle Honours: Salamanca;  Peninsula. (and a Sphinx superscribed 'Egypt' was permitted to be borne on the drum banners)

Battle of Waterloo 1815

Waterloo Medal 1815

Number: 449

Battle Honour: Waterloo


Revolt of the Rajah of Bhurtpoor 1825-26

Army of India Medal 1799 - 1826




Battle Honour: Bhurtpoor


Crimean War  1854 - 1856

Crimea Medal 1854 -56

Clasp: → ..none...





Total Medals
Number: ? 245 194* 180 453 ?

 * "Light Brigade chargers"; Regiment part of the gallant 600 who rode into the valley of death on that fateful day 25th October 1854


Battle Casualties;

Action. Killed "Wounded" Dangerously
25th Oct 1854
25 - 2 10 17 -
 5th Nov 1854
1 1 - - - -

Men who served in the Crimea also eligible for:

Turkish Crimea Medal 1855


Battle Honours: Alma; Inkermann; Balaclava; Sebastopol.


The Nile Expedition 1884-5 A detachment of the 11th Hussars formed a component of the Light Camel Regiment for the Nile Expedition

Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-89

The Nile 1884 -85
Number: 45*

* 2 officers and 43 other ranks served in the Light Camel Regiment.


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



 North West Frontier Operations 1897-98  Malakand Field Force

India Medal 1895

Punjab Frontier 1897-98

Tirah 1897-98

number: 283 12

South African War 1899 - 1902 or "Boer War" Only part of the 11th Hussars served, the bulk of the regiment remaining in Egypt. Therefore they generally receive little acknowledgement that they were there at all -but they were there - 114 on the roll , almost all attached to other units hence they tend to disappear in the histories of this conflict.

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:

Defence of Ladysmith

Laing's Nek


Relief of Mafeking

Diamond Hill



number; 74 22 25 9 5 6 4


Relief of Kimberley
there's more; see transcription of the roll:
number; 4 3 Queen's South Africa Medal roll for the 11th Hussars

The Great War 1914 - 1918 


Landed France and Flanders 16th August 1914 with the 1st Cavalry Brigade, The Cavalry Division. Remained in this theatre for the remainder of the war (Moved to Egypt 20 July 1919)


Soldiers /officers died records 164 deaths 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


Battle Honours: Le Cateau; Retreat trom Mons; Marne 1914; Aisne 1914; Messines 1914; Ypres 1914, 1915; Somme 1916, 1918; Cambrai 1917, 1918; Amiens; France and Flanders 1914-18. Armentières 1914; Frezenberg; Bellewaarde; FlersCourcelette; Arras 1917; Scarpe 1917; St Quentin; Rosières; Albert 1918; Hindenburg Line; St Quentin Canal; Beau-revoir; Selle.


Jewish / Arab Unrest, Palestine 1936 - 39

General Service Medal 1918 -62



numbers: ?

WW2 1939 - 1945 

campaigns: North Africa & Middle East* Italy North West Europe
WW2 campaign stars:  Africa  Italy France and Germany

8th Army

- -

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

*23 Oct 1942. 7th Armoured Divisional troops in reserve for El Alamein with 61 Armoured Cars.


Battle Honours: Villers Bocage; Roer; Rhine; Egyptian Frontier 1940; Sidi Barrani; Beda Fomm; Sidi Rezegh 1941; El Alamein; Tunis; Italy 1943.  Bourguébus Ridge; Mont Pinçon; Jurques; Dives Crossing; La Vie Crossing; Lisieux; Le Touques Crossing; Risle Crossing; Ibbenburen; Aller; North-West Europe 1944-5; Withdrawal to Matruh; Bir Enba; Buq Buq; Bardia 1941; Capture of Tobruk; Halfaya 1941; Sidi Suleiman; Tobruk 1941; Gubi I, II; Gabr Saleh; Taieb el Essom; Relief of Tobruk; Saunnu; Msus; Defence of Alamein Line; Alam el Halfa; Advance on Tripoli; Enfidaville; North Africa 1940-3; Capture of Naples; Volturno Crossing.

The Malaya Emergency: Operations against Communist insurgents. 1948-60  (1953)

General Service Medal 1918 - 62



number: ?

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Selected Links

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Selected Bibliography

Author Title Publisher
 (Cannon's Historical Records Series) Historical Record of. the Eleventh, or The Prince Albert's Own, Regiment of Hussars; containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1715, and of its subsequent Services to 1842.   London: John W. Parker, 1843.
Capt. Trevelyan Williams. The Historical Records of the Eleventh Hussars Prince Albert's Own.
 417 pp.
London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1908
Capt. L. R. Lumley History of the Eleventh Hussars (Prince Albert's Own), 1908-1934.
 544 pp.
 London: The Royal United Service Institution, 1936
  Regimental History of the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own). Aldershot:   57 pp. Gale & Polden Ltd. [1925].
Henry Stooks Smith. An Alphabetical List of the Officers of the Eleventh, or Prince Albert's Own, Regiment of Hussars, from 1800 to 1850.   .32 pp. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1850


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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