The British Yeomanry regiments of 1914-1918
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.
Notes for users
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.