The most important sources from which this website has been compiled are the histories of the Regiments. But no historian would claim that their work was faultless and many facts, names and dates have had to be checked in numerous publications. As this is a condensed history a great deal has had to be omitted; a fuller account of the many events can be gained from the resources listed below:

  • Abbott, P.E., Recipients of the Distinguished Conduct Medal 1855-1909, JB Hayward & Son, 1987.
  • Barrett, C.R.B., The 7th (Queen’s Own) Hussars, Spottiswood & Co Ltd, 1914.
  • Bolitho, H., The Galloping Third, John Murray, 1963.
  • Brereton, J., The 7th Queen’s Own Hussars, Leo Cooper, 1975.
  • Cannon, R., Historical Record of the Seventh or Queen’s Own Regiment of Hussars, J.W. Parker, 1842.
  • Cannon, R., Historical Record of the Fourth or Queen’s Own Regiment of Light Dragoons, J.W. Parker, 1843.
  • Cannon, R., Historical Record of the Third or the King’s Own Regiment of Light Dragoons, Parker, Furnival and Parker, 1847.
  • Churchill, Winston, My Early Life, Simon & Schuster, 1958.
  • Davy, G., The Seventh and Three Enemies, W.Heffer, 1953.
  • Daglish, I., Operation Goodwood, Pen and Sword Military, 2013.
  • Dawson, A., Letters from The Light Brigade, Pen and Sword Military, 2014.
  • Delaforce, P., Churchill’s Desert Rats, Alan Sutton Publishing, 1994.
  • Evans, H.K.D, Laing, N.O., The 4th (Queen’s Own) Hussars in The Great War, Naval & Military Press.
  • Fitzroy, O., Men of Valour, The VIII King’s Royal Irish Hussars 1927-1958, C.Tinling and Co Ltd, 1961.
  • Inglis, B., The Battle of Sheriffmuir. Stirling Council Libraries Community Services. 2005.
  • Mackay, E., The Battle of Sheriffmuir: related from original sources. Stirling, 1898.
  • Morton, J.W., 8th (King’s Royal Irish) Hussars Diary of the South African War 1900-1902, Gale & Polden, Ltd, 1905.
  • Murray, R., History of the VIII King’s Royal Irish Hussars 1693-1927 (two volumes), W. Heffer, 1928.
  • Oates, J., Crucible of the Jacobite ’15: The Battle of Sheriffmuir 1715. Helion & Company. 2017.
  • Pierson, T., Strawston, J, Rhoderick-Jones, R, Irish Hussars, Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars Association, 1985.
  • Rhoderick-Jones, R, In Peace & War, Pen & Sword Military, 2018.
  • Scott Daniell, D., 4th Hussar, The Story of the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars, Gale & Polden Ltd, 1959.
  • Small, H., The Crimean War, Europe’s conflict with Russia, The History Press, 2008.
  • Spilsbury, J., The Thin Red Line, Cassell Military, 2006.
  • Various authors, The Queen’s Own Hussars – Tercentenary Edition, Queen’s Own Hussars, 1985.
  • Willcox, H.T., The 3rd (King’s Own) Hussars in the Great War 1914-1919, John Murray, 1925.

Regimental Journals of:

  • 3rd The King’s Own Hussars
  • The 4th Queen’s Own Hussars
  • The 7th Queen’s Own Hussars
  • The 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars
  • The Queen’s Own Hussars
  • The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars
  • The Queen’s Royal Hussars (The Queen’s Own and Royal Irish)

Online Resources:

  • History of the 7th Armoured Division –
  • Medals: campaigns, descriptions and eligibility –
  • The Anglo Boer War –
  • The Gazette –
  • The Imperial War Museum –
  • The Nation Army Museum –
  • The National Archives –
  • The Old Contemptibles – Men of the British Expeditionary Force 1914 –
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