A small team from The Museum of The Queen’s Royal Hussars were invited to attend the regimental families day held on Saturday the 23rd of September at Tidworth.
Awarded for distinguished service or devotion to duty over a long period, and for conspicuous acts of gallantry at risk of life, but not in the face of the enemy.
Edward Seager was born on 11 June 1812, and, after serving in the ranks for nine years and one hundred and eighty-eight days from 1832, became a Cornet of the 8th Light Dragoons on 17 September 1841.
“For services during operations in South Africa”.
Edward Ryan fled his home in Ireland during the troubles of the 1920s across the Irish Sea to England where he joined the British Army as a boy recruit at the age of 14.
The 7th Queen’s Own Hussars stayed in Italy after the war for a while before moving north and ending up in June 1946 at Soltau, in northern Germany, as part of the occupying Army.