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.

14th Light Dragoons Commanding Officers

1715 – 1716 Lieutenant Colonel Henry Killigrew
1716 – 1717 Lieutenant Colonel Solomon Rapin
1717 – 1720 Lieutenant Colonel William Boyle
1720 – 1731  Lieutenant Colonel Beverly Newcomin
1731 – 1737 Lieutenant Colonel H. Desgrangues
1737 – 1749 Lieutenant Colonel William Wright
1749 – 1754 Lieutenant Colonel James Norris

1773 – 1781 Lieutenant Colonel Sir John Burgoyne, Bart. (Later Major General)
1781 – 1802 Lieutenant Colonel Grice Blackeney (Later General)
1802 – 1803 Lieutenant Colonel John Michel (Later General)
1803 – 1805 Lieutenant Colonel Sir Samuel Hawker, G.C.H. (Later General)
1805 – 1811 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 W. Havelock (Died at Ramnaggur on 22nd November 1848)
1845 – 1848 Edward Harvey appointed second Lieutenant Colonel (Later Major General)
1848 – 1850 Lieutenant Colonel John Wallace King C.B.
1850 – 1857 Lieutenant Colonel Henry Edward Doherty C.B. (Later General)
1857 – 1867 Lieutenant Colonel Charles Steuart C.B. (Later Lieutenant General)
1857 – 1861 Charles Philip de Ainslie appointed second Lieutenant Colonel (Later General)

14th Hussars Commanding Officer’s 

1861- 1861 Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Scudamore (Later Major General)
1861- 1864 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 – 1881 Lieutenant Colonel William Arbuthnot C.B. (Later Major General)
1881 -1881 Lieutenant Colonel John Hunter Knox (Later Colonel)
1881 – 1882 Francis Shirley Russell C.M.G. appointed second Lieutenant Colonel (Later Major General)
1882 – 1885  Lieutenant Colonel Charles Falkiner Morton (Later Colonel)
1885 – 1886 James Dennis appointed second Lieutenant Colonel (Later Colonel) (picture courtesy of britishempire.co.uk)
1886 – 1891 Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blackburne Hamilton (Later Colonel)
1891 – 1896 Lieutenant Colonel The Hon George Hugh Gough C.B. (Later Colonel)
1896 – 1899 Lieutenant Colonel Augustus John English
1899 – 1901 Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert Henry Claude Hamilton (Later Colonel)
1901 – 1907 Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Donough John O’Brien (Later Brigadier General)
1907 – 1911 Lieutenant Colonel Edward Douglas Browne-Synge-Hutchinson V.C., C.B. (Later Colonel)
1911 – 1915 Lieutenant Colonel Robert Campbell Stephen C.B. (Later Brigadier General)
1915 – 1916 Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Ernest Lynedoch Hill-Whitson
1916 – 1917 Lieutenant Colonel Robert Westbrook Hewitt D.S.O.
1917 – 1919 Lieutenant Colonel Edgar James Bridges M.C.
1919 – 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 – 1922 Lieutenant Colonel John Gilbert Browne C.M.G., C.B.E., D.S.O. (First CO 14th/20th Hussars)

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