The Derbyshire Yeomanry


August 1914 :moved to Diss (Norfolk), brigade coming under orders of 1st Mounted Division. By the end of the month the brigade had moved to South Stoke and in November went on to Holt.
September 1914 : brigade transferred to 2nd Mounted Division.
April 1915 : sailed from Avonmouth for service in Egypt.
August 1915 : dismounted and moved to Gallipoli. Withdrew back to Egypt in December 1915. Allotted to Western Frontier Force.
February 1916 : Brigade left Division and moved to Salonika, retitled as 7th Mounted Brigade. D Squadron joined 27th Division between March and June 1916. Regiment remained as GHQ Troops in Macedonia when Brigade returned to Egypt.


Formed as a Second-Line regiment in September 1914 and remained at home.
July 1916 : converted into a Cyclist unit.


Formed as a Third-Line training unit in 1915.
Remained in United Kingdom until absorbed into 4th Reserve Cavalry Regiment in early 1917.

Men who served with the Yeomanry can be researched in exactly the same way as, for example, infantrymen.
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In the 1917 renumbering of the Territorials, the Derbyshire Yeomanry issued numbers from the block 75001-80000. Corps of Dragoons.

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