Category: Royal Horse Artillery

Categories: British Army | Royal Artillery | British Army in World War I

This category contains profiles of members of the Royal Horse Artillery

The Napoleonic Wars saw the need to provide fire-support for the cavalry so a formation of Horse Artillery was created in 1793 with two troops of Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) being raised, joined by two more in November 1793. The Royal Irish Artillery was absorbed into the Royal Artillery in 1801 to produce twelve RHA troops. Before 1825 batteries were named after their commanders. Ater 1825 RHA batteries were known by a letter eg F Troop. Until 1855 the Board Ordnance controlled the Royal Artillery, after which the Board was abolished and the regiment was controlled by the War Office along with the rest of the army. In 1862 the regiment absorbed 21 horse batteries of the British East India Company - which brought its strength up to 29 horse batteries. Traditions of the Royal Artillery The Royal Horse Artillery has always had separate traditions, uniforms and insignia, and even today retains a separate identity within the regiment.

Precedence
The Royal Horse Artillery on parade with its guns, takes precedence over all other Regiments and Corps of the British Army. Otherwise the precedence is LG and RHG/D, RHA, RAC, RA followed by other Arms and Services.
Engagements

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Person Profiles (82)

A

29 Jun 1895 Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - 19 May 1955
11 Jan 1898 Donhead House, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom - 29 Jul 1917

B

07 Apr 1897 Garvaghy, County Down, Ireland - 1971
26 Nov 1873 Burwash, Sussex, England - 05 Feb 1959
1896 Wrekin Buildings, nr Wellington, Shropshire, England - 1958 photo
12 Oct 1899 Wrekin Buildings, nr Wellington, Shropshire, England - 14 Aug 1939 photo
1888 Forden, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom - 1967
13 Apr 1768 Newport, County Tipperary, Ireland - 15 Aug 1846 photo
19 May 1860 Umballa, Bengal, India - 31 Jul 1949
1886 Kensington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 1942
22 Jun 1852 Greenwich, London, England - 25 Oct 1918 photo
1817 Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland - 09 Apr 1862 photo
23 Jul 1883 Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées, France - 17 Jun 1963 photo
19 Oct 1914 China - 23 Apr 1943
10 Mar 1855 - 24 Apr 1921

C

31 Oct 1891 Lichfield, Staffordshire, England - 12 Mar 1915
27 Aug 1897 South Yarra, Victoria, Australia - 13 Sep 1977
17 Jun 1886 Meonstoke, Hampshire, England - 12 Oct 1918
abt 1796 Downpatrick, Down, Ireland - abt 20 Sep 1852 photo
Oct 1756 Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ireland - 16 Nov 1832
1895 Salford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - 1965

D

22 Feb 1891 Yateley, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - 30 Jul 1971 photo
29 May 1895 Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom - 17 Sep 1981
1827 Portglenone, County Antrim, Ireland - 24 Jan 1892
abt 1879 Clifton, Gloucestershire, England - 26 Sep 1915 photo
25 Sep 1894 Holborn, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 25 Apr 1960 photo
1838 Hollywood, Wicklow, Ireland - 1902

E

abt 1822 Whiteley, Buckinghamshire, England - bef 05 Mar 1870

E cont.

bef 05 Oct 1779 Coxheath, Kent, England - 26 Aug 1855
31 Jul 1884 Weybridge, Surrey, England - 12 Jan 1962 photo
01 Dec 1859 London, England, United Kingdom - 04 Oct 1944

F

19 Sep 1891 Crowle, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom - 21 Dec 1973 photo
1890 Leeds, Yorkshire, England - 1948 photo

G

abt Feb 1850 Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England - abt May 1918

H

1853 South Hayling, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - 11 Dec 1879
- 02 Dec 1917
abt Nov 1888 Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - 26 Dec 1919
1836 West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire, England - 13 Aug 1893
1920 Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom - 10 Apr 1945
abt Feb 1890 Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom - 18 Jul 1916
25 Jan 1887 Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - 1956

I

J

17 Aug 1783 Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland - Aug 1853

K

08 Apr 1870 Westergate, Sussex, England, United Kingdom - 01 Feb 1918
28 Feb 1843 - 01 Aug 1915

L

1917 Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom - 30 Jun 1942 photo
10 Aug 1830 Kandy, Ceylon - 1887
10 Dec 1878 Reigate, Surrey, England - 27 May 1972

M

15 Aug 1817 Portabello, Dublin, Ireland - 10 Nov 1890 photo
20 Feb 1889 Brightling, Sussex, England - bef Dec 1960
1884 Crewe, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom - aft 13 Apr 1917
bef 13 Aug 1815 Derbyshire, England - 16 Feb 1889
bef 12 Oct 1813 Heanor, Derbyshire, England - 22 Mar 1892 photo

N

22 Feb 1893 Haswell, Durham, England, United Kingdom - 05 Mar 1935

O

12 Apr 1844 Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom - abt 16 Jan 1909

R

25 Apr 1885 Ambleside, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom - 31 Mar 1917 photo
1884 Kington, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom - 1960
09 Aug 1850 Philadelphia, United States - 10 Sep 1902
1886 Devon, England - 07 Aug 1916
09 Aug 1922 Egypt - 26 Mar 2015
18 Jan 1892 Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom - 1959

S

1883 St Olave, Surrey, England, United Kingdom - 1916
1898 Wimbledon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom - 03 Dec 1917
06 Sep 1917 Blaby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom - 15 Jan 1977
10 Jan 1891 Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - 14 Jun 1917
13 Jan 1877 Brixton, Surrey, England - 09 Feb 1938
01 Mar 1871 Aldershot, Hampshire, England - 19 Nov 1914
06 Sep 1839 Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - 07 Jun 1934
25 Jun 1915 England - 31 Oct 1943
05 Feb 1886 Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom - Dec 1957
10 Jul 1898 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom - 1967

T

1883 Wergs, Staffordshire, England - 1943
05 May 1873 Bromley at Bow, Middlesex, England - 1931

V

1891 Ontario, Canada - 1967

W

1888 Stanningley, Yorkshire, England - 11 Oct 1918
1883 Ealing, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 1967
1878 Whitby, Yorkshire, England - 1949
13 Jun 1848 Ramptec, India - 19 Dec 1915
08 Jul 1896 Scorrier, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom - 03 Oct 1958 photo
30 Nov 1904 Llannefydd, Denbighshire, Wales - 13 May 1988
08 May 1885 - 15 Jan 1962
1901 Shelton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom




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