A rare and scarce example worn for a very short period 1816-1821
The 19th Light Dragoons was a cavalry regiment of the British Army created in 1781 for service in British India. The regiment served in India until 1806, and in North America during the War of 1812.
The 19th Light Dragoons were re-equipped as lancers in September 1816 and renamed the 19th Lancers, The regiment remained in Britain until it was disbanded on 10 September 1821 due to reductions in size of the British Army.
In 1862, the 19th Hussars were created and given permission to inherit the battle honours of the 19th Light Dragoons