I'm delighted to have found this site! My great grandfather was in the XRH in the Egypt & Sudan campaigns and in the Great Boer War. He was Arthur Hughes-Onslow, a well known amateur jockey of the time who was so scarred by the experience of taking horses into battle that, although he rejoined the Regiment for the Great War, shot himself in August 1914 on the way to the front.
I have a scruffy collection of contemporary press cuttings in a scrap book kept by his wife, his medals, and a few other bits & bobs. I hope this site will help me find out more about the Regiment, the campaigns, the men Arthur served with and the man himself.
I also have an album of XRH photographs from the late 19th century which I'm passing into the care of the Horsepower museum.
Right - I'm off to explore the forum. I'm glad to be a part of it.