The 4th Hussars went into action on 14 August 1914 three weeks after the outbreak of war.

The Regiment arrived in France as part of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade and was soon involved in the action at Mons.

It was during the retreat from Mons, shortly after Captain Gatacre led his gallant charge against the German Lancers, that the Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Hogg was killed in action.

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