David Cutler---can you identfy the unit?

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David Cutler---can you identfy the unit?

Postby MarkCDodd » 13 Nov 2009 15:32

I am helping an old relative trace his family history.

This is David Cutler, his grandfather, who lived in Warwickshire.

I assume he was a Hussar during the Boer War and am hoping that you gentleman can confrm this and perhaps give me a clue as to the unit he belonged to.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: David Cutler---can you identfy the unit?

Postby DavidB » 13 Nov 2009 16:38

Welcome Mark!

I assume he was a Hussar during the Boer War ........

Disregarding the photo for a moment, if the above is true then we can turn to the QSA medal rolls from the Boer War.
There's only one candidate in the regular cavalry rolls: 4813 Private D.Cutler, 8th Hussars, 4-clasp medal which seems about right from the photo.

The uniform certainly says Hussars. I don't immediately see anything that pins it down to the 8th H, but maybe the uniform experts will spot something.
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Re: David Cutler---can you identfy the unit?

Postby Eric CL » 13 Nov 2009 18:39

The collar badge looks like a harp and crown, so would fit for the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars.

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Re: David Cutler---can you identfy the unit?

Postby MarkCDodd » 15 Nov 2009 13:18

A distant cousin sent this. So it shows he was in Ireland and therefore in the 8th Hussars.

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Re: David Cutler---can you identfy the unit?

Postby DavidB » 16 Nov 2009 14:20

MarkCDodd wrote:A distant cousin sent this. So it shows he was in Ireland and therefore in the 8th Hussars.


Most British regiments will have served in Ireland at some point in their history, the fact he served in Ireland doesn't necessarily put him in an Irish regiment.

However, the 8th Hussars were at The Curragh in 1899, so in this particular case in seems to follow.
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