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Welsh Border Mounted Brigade


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This photograph in the rather sorry state that you see turned up at the local car boot sale this morning. It is entitled, Brigade Sgts' Mess, Welsh Border Mounted Brigade. 191?

As you can tell it needs some careful restoration.

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Despite damage, it's a nice shot - may even conceivably be pre-War. Would have included the Shropshire, Cheshire, and Denbigh Hussars Yeomanries.

Don't seem to be many Sergeants for a Brigade of Yeomanry! Thanks for posting it.

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The Welsh Mounted Brigade were formed on 1 April 1908. 1908-10 Lt Col Llywelyn Parry, and 1910 onwards Lt Col Harold Sykes. There were 4 Squadrons each with four troops. They were recruiting from Gwynedd, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Anglesey, Liverpool, the Wirral as well as Cheshire and Shropshire. I think that this is a prewar photo taken at summer camp. I'm tentetively suggesting Llandudno.

War service was home service until 5 April 1916 when they left for Egypt and swapped horses for camels. They joined the South Wales Mounted Brigade fighting the Senussi Tribes at El Alamein. In January 1917 they were split into their three Hussar units, and the Denbighshire Yeomanry Hussars became the new dismounted 24 btn RWF.

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