Born on 30 June 1888 at Kentish Town, Albert Hurst enlisted in the Hussars of the Line in 1908. Drafted to the 14th (King’s) Hussars in India, he served for five years with the Colours before returning home on being transferred to the Reserve.
It would appear that the 20th Hussars had a poem? I have copied the words from the regiments Journal of 1921 and placed on a page, have to say I love it.
The Somme 1918 Battle Honour was awarded to the 20th (XHX) Hussars for their part in one of the most fierce Battles of all time during the Second Battle of the Somme in 1918
The 26th Hussars was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1941 to 1943.
The Fall of Baghdad (11 March 1917) occurred during the Mesopotamia Campaign, fought between the forces of the British Indian Army and the Ottoman Turkish Empire in the First World War.
A new page has been added to the website . . . . . . The Battle of Amiens, also known as the Third Battle of Picardy was the opening phase of the Allied offensive which began on 8 August 1918, later known as the Hundred Day Offensive, that ultimately led to the end of the First World War. … Continue reading The Battle of Amiens
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The most treasured possession of the 14th King' s Hussars (then the 14th/20th King's Hussars) is "The Emperor " which is the Regimental name for the solid silver bedroom utensil of King Joseph Bonaparte of Spain, whose short reign began in 1808 and finished with the defeat of Napoleon's armies in Spain by the British and Spanish armies in 1813.
It is sometimes important to remember those that fell in past conflicts. This PDF is a section of the 1949 Hawk Journal and is a fascinating read. It starts like this: The Peninsular Battle Honours of the 14th/20th King's Hussars: Douro, Talavera, Fuentes D'Onor, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Peninsula (14th Light Dragoons) and Vimiera, Peninsula … Continue reading Medals of the Peninsular War
After weeks of lockdown and working on this (and my other - shameless plug) website I am nearly there. I have managed to locate, borrow, scan, compress and upload all but one (which I am yet to find) Hawk Journal. This has been a painful and at times laborious experience, but for this to be … Continue reading Nearly there