REGIMENTAL LETTERS INDEX
The following are extracted from Letter Books held at the National Archives, Kew, from which any entries pertaining to 4th Light Dragoons have been extracted. There are a range of Letter Book series, variously involving Regimental Officers, Courts Martials, Medals and Discharges, Leave, Staff Appointments, etc.
The letters offer an interesting view of the workings of the regimental system at this time, including the Regiment's postings and activities. They give an idea of what tasks occupied regimental officers on a day-to-day basis, throwing light on all manner of decisions made by the regiment, and the procedures that were supposed to be followed.
Many cases involving individual officers and men are featured, along with details of scandals and regimental spats. Consult the index to search for a man by name.
|REFERENCE||DESCRIPTION||DATES COVERED||Index||4th Light Dragoons appearing in Regimental Letters||.||WO 3/105 - WO 3/109||Office of the Commander in Chief: Out-Letters: General Letters||Jan 1847 - Oct 1849||WO 3/137 - WO 3/139||Office of the Commander in Chief: Out-Letters: Letters to Ireland||Oct 1845 - Aug 1849||WO 3/480 - WO 3/509||Office of the Commander in Chief: Out-Letters to Regimental Officers||Jul 1847 - Nov 1857||WO 3/527 - WO 3/532||Letters to Regimental Officers relating to Discharges||Sep 1846 - Mar 1854||WO 3/535 - WO 3/540||Letters to Regimental Officers relating to Medals and Discharges||May 1855 - Oct 1857||WO 3/541 - WO 3/568||Letters to Regimental Officers relating to Courts Martial||Aug 1833 - Feb 1857||WO 35/28 - WO 35/31||Adjutant General's Office Letter Books: Out-Letters: DAG of the Forces in Ireland||Jun 1839 - Oct 1866|
Updated 14th December 2019