From Light Dragoons to Hussars, 17 Aug 1861

The 14th Light Dragoons returned to Britain after spending 19 years, from 1841 to 1860, in India, where they had fought and distinguished themselves in the Second Sikh War and the Indian Mutiny. In 1860 they were sent to Newbridge in County Kildare to recruit and buy horses. On 17 Aug 1861, a few days …
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Victory at Waterloo

Henry Percy was one of the few members of the 14th (The Duchess of Yorks Own) Regiment of Light Dragoons to fight at the Battle of Waterloo. He transferred to the 14th Dragoons as a Captain and was brevetted Major in 1810. He was present at the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo. He was …
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THE STORY OF MAJUBA

The natural barrier which divides Natal from the Transvaal is a range of high mountains known as the Drakensburg, impassable, except at two places: one opposite Harrismith, a town in the Orange Free State, and the other a narrow steep pass just outside Newcastle and known as Lang’s Nok. The latter was formed by a …
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Regimental Records 14th (The King’s) Hussars

Regimental Titles 1715 – 1720. Brigadier-General James Dormer’s Regiment of Dragoons 1720 – 1776. The 14th Dragoons; also frequently by its Colonel’s name 1776 – 1798. The 14th Light Dragoons 1798 – 1830. The 14th, or Duchess of York’s Own Light Dragoons 1830 – 1861. The 14th King’s Light Dragoons 1861. The 14th (The King’s) …
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