Joseph Malone

Sergeant Joseph Malone
(afterwards Riding Master)13th Hussars

On the 25th of October 25, 1854, while returning on foot from the charge at Balaklava in which his horse had been shot, Malone stayed under a severe fire to take charge of Captain Webb 17th Lancers (who had been mortally wounded), until others arrived to assist in removing him.


Medals of the Regiments:
13th Hussars


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  13th Hussars
1715 - 1922

Some Titles..


Munden's Dragoons et al...1715...
13th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons1751 -1861 ("Light" added 1783)
13th Hussars1861 - 1922
Motto: Viret in aeternum = May it flourish for ever
Regimental Journal:
WWI Battle Honours; 4.    Victoria Crosses; nil.     Died; 113
Amalgamated: 1922 with 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Royal Hussars becoming 13/18th Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)

Peninsula War 1808 - 1814

Military General Service Medal 1793 - 1814 clasps:

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Sir T. Noel Harris (on the staff officers list), ADC to the Marquess of Londonderry received Fuentes d' Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo & Badajoz.


Battle Honours: Albuhera, Vittoria; Orthes; Toulouse; Peninsula


Battle of Waterloo 1815

Waterloo Medal 1815


Battle Honour: Waterloo


Crimean War  1854 - 1856                  When can their glory fade?

Crimea Medal 1854 -56

Clasp: →





Total Medals

also eligible for:-

Turkish Crimea Medal 1855


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

Battle Honours: Alma, Balaclava, Inkermann, Sebastopol.

VCs; 1,  Malone


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

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

total names on the roll 1251



Cape Colony

Relief of Ladysmith

Tugela Heights

Orange Free State


South Africa 1901

South Africa 1902

there are as usual 'odd men' with a few other clasps, see:
numbers;505402Queen's South Africa Medal roll for the 13th Hussars
 the above two clasp numbers relate only to the QSA     
OfficersNCOs and Men
KIA & DOWWoundedMissing / POWKIA & DOWDeath from disease WoundedMissing / POW

Battle Honours: Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa 1899-1902


The Great War 1914 - 1918 


Regiment in India when war declared , sailed for France from Bombay 19th November 1914, arriving Marseilles 14th December. Regiment left France & Flanders theatre 27th June 1916 arriving Mesopotamia 25th July 1916 where it remained.


'Soldiers/Officers died in the war' records 113 casualties for the period. (list)


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


* A number of 13th Hussars men from the army reserve in the UK recalled and sent to France earlier than the main body may be entitled to the  1914 star.


Battle Honours: France and Flanders 1914-16;  Kut al Amara 1917;   Baghdad;  Sharqat;  Mesopotamia 1916-18. 




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Selected Links



The Regimental Museum. (Located in )   


Selected Bibliography

Cannon's Historical Records SeriesHistorical Record of the Thirteenth Regiment of Light Dragoons; containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1715, and of its subsequent Services to 1842.  96 pp. London: John W. Parker, 1842
C. R. B. BarrettHistory of The XIII Hussars.   2 volsEdinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1911.
Right Hon. Sir H. Mortimer Durand.The Thirteenth Hussars in the Great War.392 pp. Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1921.
?A Short History of the 13th Hussars. 63 pp. (Another  edition was published. 1932 with 67 pp)Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd. 1923
?XIII Hussars. South African War, October, 1899-October, 1902. . 202 pp. Aldershot: May & Co., printers [1902]


Additional Bibliography for this Page.

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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