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Remembered Today:

16th The Queen's Lancers


Chalk

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The memorial to the men of the 16th The Queen's Lancers, on the south wall of the nave of Canterbury Cathedral.

The niche with the iron bar gate on it contains a record book listing all the names of those killed in the Great War.

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Chalk,

Thank you for posting that interesting picture - I didn't know the regiment were commemorated in this way at Canterbury.

A couple of my Anglesey casualties must be amongst those named.

LST_164

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I didn't know the regiment were commemorated in this way at Canterbury.

There was a Cavalry Record Office at Canterbury, which I think covered all the line cavalry regiments except Hussars, whose office was, coincidentally, at York.

Ron

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Chalk,

Thank you for posting that interesting picture - I didn't know the regiment were commemorated in this way at Canterbury.

A couple of my Anglesey casualties must be amongst those named.

LST_164

My pleasure to post it... If your Anglesey casualties are relatives of yours feel free to PM me with details - I can always ask the virgers if they'd unlock the book and let me sneak a look inside, and perhaps take the odd picture or two...

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  • 2 months later...

When 3rd Cavalry Bridge returned from France in 1919 their first stop was Canterbury Cathedral for a memorial service. I'm assuming this was something to do with that event.

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Photograph of the 16th Queen's Lancers on the retreat from Mons, September 1914.

The caption reads :-

" The 16th were part of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade, and engaged as early as 22 August ( 1914 ) when they gave chase to an enemy patrol, and then overran a party of Jager. During the retreat they attempted to screen the crossing of the Crozeat canal, but were driven out of Jussy on 29th August. On September 12, they succeeded in ambushing the 13th Landwehr Infantry Regiment, killing or capturing almost a complete company. "

LF

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I am sure that the Trooper turning back to the camera in the penultimate picture was a source of a plate in one of those Batsford colour books 'Uniforms of...' in the 1970s..

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Trooper

Private.

Yours sincerely, Pedants 'R Us (SW1 Branch).

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:P

"Dear Sir, as the local chairman of Pedants R Us, I wish to advise that pubs in your chain have been misnamed, and should be immediately repainted and renamed The Valiant Private". Yours Sincerely Brigadier General Sir Steven Broomfield CDM (Mrs)."

He's right though ;)

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"Dear Sir, as the local chairman of Pedants R Us, I wish to advise that pubs in your chain have been misnamed, and should be immediately repainted and renamed The Valiant Private". Yours Sincerely Brigadier General Sir Steven Broomfield CDM (Mrs)."

He's right though ;)

Not quite correct.

It's (Mrs) (Ret'd).

I thank you.

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