This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the war history of the regiments of the British Yeomanry.
The Yeomanry was the mounted arm of the Territorial Force; a part-time version of the cavalry which was established in 1908 but drawing upon militia and volunteer units dating back many decades. You can trace the history and affiliations of every British Yeomanry unit on the Long, Long Trail.
The basis of the detail shown in the pages linked below is the excellent work in Brigadier E. A. James "British regiments 1914-1918" (Samson Books, 1978) with corrections and additions by Chris Baker. These are mainly derived from regimental war diaries and published regimental histories.
Click on the name of the regiment to see more about its history and composition.
|Regiments by alphabet||Regiments in army precedence order (seniority)|
|Royal 1st Devonshire||Cheshire|
|Royal North Devon||Yorkshire Dragoons|
|Fife and Forfar||Duke of Lancaster's Own|
|Gloucestershire||South Nottinghamshire Hussars|
|Hertfordshire||Westmorland and Cumberland|
|Royal East Kent||Pembroke|
|West Kent||Royal East Kent|
|Duke of Lancaster's Own||Derbyshire|
|City of London (Rough Riders)||Hertfordshire|
|1st County of London||Berkshire|
|2nd County of London (Westminster Dragoons)||1st County of London|
|3rd County of London (Sharpshooters)||Royal 1st Devonshire|
|Lothians and Border||Suffolk|
|1st Lovat Scouts||Royal North Devon|
|2nd Lovat Scouts||Worcestershire|
|Nottinghamshire||Lothians and Border|
|South Nottinghamshire Hussars||Lanarkshire|
|Scottish Horse||Fife and Forfar|
|Surrey||City of London (Rough Riders)|
|Sussex||2nd County of London (Westminster Dragoons)|
|Warwickshire||3rd County of London (Sharpshooters)|
|Westmorland and Cumberland||Essex|
|Worcestershire||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Yorkshire Dragoons||1st Lovat Scouts|
|Yorkshire Hussars||2nd Lovat Scouts|
|East Riding of Yorkshire||Scottish Horse|
The Yeomanry regiments usually came under orders of mounted formations (Brigades and Divisions) that also contained units of the Royal Horse Artillery, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) and other miscellaneous horsed units. Information about these will be found in the relevant sections of the Long, Long Trail. The composition of the mounted formations can be found in the Orders of Battle.
Salonika: men of a British Yeomanry regiment move down a winding dirt track into the Struma Valley during the summer of 1916. IWM photograph HU81082, with permission.
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