The regiment was formed on the creation of the Territorial Force in April 1908 and placed under orders of the 2nd South Western Mounted Brigade. It was headquartered at the County Territorial Hall in Taunton with the squadrons being headquartered as follows:
In the 1917 renumbering of the Territorials, the West Somerset Yeomanry issued numbers from the block 295001-300000. Corps of Hussars.
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