Medals of the Regiments:
20th Hussars


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20th Hussars cap badge; the letter H with a Roman numeral X either side, surmounted by a crown  
Kipling and King reference 793 

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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.
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
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


The Nile 1884 -85

Suakin 1885


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



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,


Orange Free State


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.



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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