Hindoostan, 1802-22

In the month of March 1825, the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars were authorised to add the harp as well as the battle honours “Laswerree” and “Hindoostan” to their colours and appointments.

The Honour is borne on the Guidon of the 8th Hussars.


The 8th had been present with Lord Lake in his campaign against the Mahrattas; they had served against the Rohillas in Bundulcund and were with Rollo Gillespie in the gallant attack on the Gurkha fort of Kalunga, where a detachment of 100 dismounted men lost half its numbers. They had done right good work at the Siege of Hattrass and assisted in many long-forgotten but arduous campaigns, in which our troops were so constantly engaged during the earlier years of the foundation of the Indian Empire.

Related topics

  1. A short history of The 8th Hussars
  2. The Maratha Wars