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11th Hussars
« on: Sunday 04 June 06 22:13 BST (UK) »
Is there anywhere I could find out where the 11th Hussars were stationed between 1835 and 1860?
Have managed to piece together a few places from where children were born!
Stanley,Bentley,Zebedee in Calne,Chippenham or York

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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 04 June 06 23:33 BST (UK) »


Hi kargil !

11th Hussars

    1825   Jat War   
    1826   India   
    1838   England   
    1840.03.13   11th (Prince Albert's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars)
    1843   Ireland   
    1846   England   
    1852   Ireland   
    1854.05   at sea (embarked at Kingston)   ships: Glendalough, Asia, War Cloud, Parameter, Tyrone, Penola
    1854.06   Bulgaria: Varna   
    1854   Bulgaria   
    1854.09.   at sea   
    1854.09.16   Crimea: Kalmatia Bay   
    1854   Crimea   Light Bde
    1856.06   at sea   
    1856.07.28   England   
    1858.07.30   Aldershot   
    1861   Ireland   
    1865   England   

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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 June 06 17:46 BST (UK) »
Oh my word!!!!
Thank you VERY much for doing this.
This ties in with a lot of the births and gives a 'starter' on his journey to the 'Charge' - (he survived!)
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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 June 06 19:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Kargil,

Did your ancestor actually ride in the charge?

I have the book 'Honour The Light Brigade' by Lumis and Wynn, it contains a short biography of every man known to have ridden in the charge on 25th October 1854.

If you don't already have the information, post his name and I'll have a look for you.


Mick :)
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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 June 06 21:48 BST (UK) »
I had a copy loaned to me.
My gggrandfather was William Bentley who was saved from death by Lt Dunn.
I have a good bit of background to him but am always on the lookout for much more. I have been trying to get more info about his Military career which wasn't the Crimea and also trying to 'tie in' his children's lives.
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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 June 06 14:53 BST (UK) »
My gggrandfather was William Bentley who was saved from death by Lt Dun

Wow! you must be very proud of him!

I can fill in some of the gaps regarding the movements of the 11th Dragoons/Hussars.

In 1837 the regiment was in Cawnpore in having served in India for 18 years.In December 1837 they left Cawnpore and India via Calcutta where the regiment was put aboard two ships, the Repulse and the Thames.The 200 men aboard the Thames had a terrible 700 mile journey due to there being no proper accomodation and a total lack of any hammocks or bedding! :P

When they arrived back in England they were posted via Chichester to Canterbury where they remained until 1840 when they were moved to Preston Barracks in Brighton,half of the regiment were quartered at the Royal Pavillions.It was at this time that the name of the regiment was changed from the 11th Light Dragoons to the 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars on account of their having escorted Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg on his arrival in England on his way to marry Queen Victoria.

The regiment left Brighton on the 22nd March 1841 and were ordered to do 'Queen's Duty' providing escorts for Royal journeys and visits, they were quartered at Hounslow Barracks with a detatchments of the regiment at Hampton Court, Kensington and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst.In the summer of 1841 they escorted the Queen to Nuneham, Woolwich and Woburn.

In April 1842 they were sent to York due to the threat of civil unrest by the Chartists and by August 1842 there were detatchments of the regiment in Halifax, Rochdale and Glossop where their duties included escorting Chartist prisoners to and from Goal to court.

On the 25th April 1843, and due to the troubles in Ireland, they left York and travelled to Dublin via Liverpool.In Dublin they were quartered at the Royal Barracks near Pheonix Park.

Returning from Ireland in May 1846, they spent the next two years at Coventry with a detatchment at Manchester.

From 1848 to 1850 they were back at Hounslow escorting the Queen, and in 1850 they went to Norwich where they stayed until 1852 when they returned once again to Dublin and that's where they were when war was declared in the Crimea.

Hope this helps,

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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 June 06 15:10 BST (UK) »


Mick !

What great information !! Thank you !

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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 June 06 18:16 BST (UK) »
Thank you ever so much for the fascinating information - just in - so will print it off and have a good read!
I always think I am at the end of the line, have everything on him,  then.................. more information appears!
What wonderful knowledge! Thank you so much!
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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 07 June 06 12:39 BST (UK) »
You're welcome,

I'm pleased that you found the information interesting. Always happy to help where I can!

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