14th (King’s) Hussars – Commanding Officer’s

Between the period 1715 and 1887 it was not unusual for the Regiment to have several Lieutenant Colonels appointed at the same time, although only one of them commanded.

A number of those who commanded succeeded from positions of second or even third Lieutenant Colonel appointments.

1715 – Lieutenant Colonel Henry Killigrew

1716 – Lieutenant Colonel Solomon Rapin

1717 – Lieutenant Colonel William Boyle

1720 –  Lieutenant Colonel Beverly Newcomin

1731 – Lieutenant Colonel H. Desgrangues

1737 – Lieutenant Colonel William Wright

1749 – Lieutenant Colonel James Norris

1754 – Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Earle

1773 Lieutenant Colonel Sir John Burgoyne, Bart. (Later Major General)

1781 – Lieutenant Colonel Grice Blackeney (Later General)

1802 – Lieutenant Colonel John Michel (Later General)

1803 – 1805 Lieutenant Colonel Sir Samuel Hawker, G.C.H. (Later General)

1805 – Neil Talbot appointed second Lieutenant Colonel

1811 – 1819 Lieutenant Colonel Felton Bathurst Hervey

1819 -1829 Lieutenant Colonel Charles Massey Baker

1829 – 1845 Lieutenant Colonel John Townsend (Later Colonel)
1845 – 1845 Lt Col Havelock

1845 – 1848 Edward Harvey appointed second Lieutenant Colonel (Later Major General)

1848 – 1850 Lieutenant Colonel John Wallace King C.B.

1850 – Lieutenant Colonel Henry Edward Doherty C.B. (Later General)
1857 – 1867 Lieutenant Colonel Charles Steuart C.B. (Later Lieutenant General)

 1857 – Charles Philip de Ainslie appointed second Lieutenant Colonel (Later General)

1861- 1861 Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Scudamore (Later Major General)
1861- Lieutenant Colonel Sir William Russell, Bart., C.B. (Later Colonel)
1864 – 1876 Lieutenant Colonel Pearson Scott Thompson C.B. (Later Major General)
1876 – 1876 Lieutenant Colonel Francis Pemberton Campbell
1876 – Lieutenant Colonel William Arbuthnot C.B. (Later Major General)
1881 – Lieutenant Colonel John Hunter Knox (Later Colonel)

1881 – Francis Shirley Russell C.M.G. appointed second Lieutenant Colonel (Later Major General)

1885 – Lieutenant Colonel Charles Falkiner Morton (Later Colonel)

1885 James Dennis appointed second Lieutenant Colonel (Later Colonel)

1887 – Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blackburne Hamilton (Later Colonel)
1891 – Lieutenant Colonel The Hon George Hugh Gough C.B. (Later Colonel)
1896 – Lieutenant Colonel Augustus John English
1899 – Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert Henry Claude Hamilton (Later Colonel)
1901 – Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Donough John O’Brien (Later Brigadier General)
1907 – Lieutenant Colonel Edward Douglas Browne-Synge-Hutchinson V.C., C.B. (Later Colonel)
1911 – Lieutenant Colonel Robert Campbell Stephen C.B. (Later Brigadier General)
1915 – Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Ernest Lynedoch Hill-Whitson
1916 – Lieutenant Colonel Robert Westbrook Hewitt D.S.O.
1917 – 1919 Lieutenant Colonel Edgar James Bridges M.C.
1919 – Lieutenant Colonel The Hon. Hugh Edward Joicey D.S.O., J.P.
1919 – 1921 Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Vincent Kempenfeldt Applin D.S.O.
1921 – Lieutenant Colonel John Gilbert Browne C.M.G., C.B.E., D.S.O.