15th The King’s Hussars

The 15th Hussars was a Cavalry Regiment that would have had an MG Section as part of its Regimental Headquarters.

Prior to the start of the Great War, Lieutenant B Osborne of the 15th Hussars was one of the first members of the British Army to attend, and qualify from, a Vickers Gun course run by the School of Musketry at Hythe between 25 October and 15 November 1913.


Great War

It was reassembled from Divisional Squadrons on 14 April 1915 and joined 9th Cavalry Brigade.

As a unit of the 1st Cavalry Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1915
BATTLES OF YPRES
09 to 13 May Battle of Frezenberg Ridge [Cav. Corps, until 12 May, then Cav. Force, Second Army].
24 May Battle of Bellewaarde Ridge [Cav. Corps, Second Army].

The MG Section was brigaded into the 9th Cavalry MG Squadron on 28 February 1916.


Inter-War Period

In 1922, the Machine Gun Corps was disbanded and the 15th Hussars were merged with the 19th Hussars to form the 15th/19th Hussars.


Sources

  • Becke, 1934
  • School of Musketry, Register of the School of Musketry 1911 to 1924 (Hythe: Corps of Small Arms and Machine Gun Schools; 1924).