British Regiments in Canada-Cavalry


Updated  April 5 2021

Regimental dates and deployments used with kind permission of  the UK British Light Infantry Regiments Association.

Regimental Records: In the case of the Guards and Cavalry, they are reported separately in the "Distribution of Troops" returns in the National Archives.

Cavalry in Upper and Lower Canada included:
1st Dragoon Guards   1839-43  (Ontario and Quebec)
7th Hussars               1838-43 (Quebec)
13th Hussars              1866-69  (Ontario and Quebec)
19th Light Dragoons     1813-16  (Ontario and Quebec)


1st (King's) Dragoon Guards  
1838 - 1844
 In July 1838, two compaines of King's Dragoon Guards and one company of Royal Artillery left Lower Canada for Niagara.

6th Dragoon
1861 - 1863

The 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
1838 - 1842
The regiment was employed in Canada during the insurrection of 1838-39.

The 13th Hussars
1866 - 1869
The regiment was sent to Canada at the time of the Trent difficulty, and served there for nearly two years.

19th Dragoons
1811 - 1824
This regiment later became The 19th (Princess of Wales's Own) Hussars and holds a battle honour for Niagara. In 1813-14 two squadrons, which had been sent out to America, saw some very rough service on the Niagara Frontier. The regiment named The 19th Lancers was disbanded in 1821.

21st Dragoons
1846 - 1850

24th Dragoons

August 2 2019