14th King’s Hussars Postcard

This week’s postcard is another of those fine pre-World War One colour postcards, this time depicting a contingent of the 14th King’s Hussars riding along a country road:

The officers are at the front, easily identifiable by the whitened cross strap across their chests:

The men and NCOs follow along in the rest of the column:

The 14th King’s Hussars could trace its lineage back to 1715 and shortly before this photograph had been taken was serving in the Boer War where it had taken part in the Relief of Kimberley. Indeed several of the men in this postcard wear medals which are most likely from service in South Africa. At the start of World War One the regiment was in Merut, India but served most of the conflict in Mesopotamia. The regiment merged with the 20th Hussars in 1922 to form the 14th/20th King’s Hussars.

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