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1/1 The North Somerset Yeomanry


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I am researching an individual in the North Somerset Yeomanry for a family friend and would be grateful for any details as to their movements and whereabouts during WW1.

many thanks in advance

Regards

David

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August 1914 : in Sherborne. Part of the 1st South Western Mounted Brigade. In September 1914, moved to 2nd South Midland Mounted Brigade, in 2nd Mounted Division.

April 1915 : moved to Egypt, and in August 1915, dismounted to Gallipoli

December 1915 : moved to Egypt

January 1916 : Brigade became an independent command and redesignated 6th Mounted Brigade.

February 1917 : Brigade joined Imperial Mounted Division.

June 1917 : Brigade joined Yeomanry Mounted Division.

July 1918 saw a complete redesignation: the Brigade became the 10th Cavalry Brigade, the Division the 4th Cavalry Division. The Regiment remained with them in Palestine until the end of the war.

2/1st

Formed September 1914, and remained in UK until in July 1916, converted into a Cyclist unit. Took over the horses from 2/1st West Kent Yeomanry in November 1916, becoming a mounted unit again. Became Cyclists again in September 1917, and moved to Ireland in early 1918.

3/1st

Formed in 1915. Remained in United Kingdom until disbanded in early 1917.

I thought they`d served in Egypt, it seems that most Yeomanry Regiments served in Egypt during the war, at one time or other. The Cheshire Yeomanry also served there in WW2 as well.

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Gordon, that is brilliant - thank you very much indeed. however I have since found out that my man Haskett was in fact in the North Somerset Yeomanry. I don't suppose by any chance you have the same sort of detail on 1/1 N. Som Yeo by any chance do you?

many many thanks once again

Regards as ever

David

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Incidentally, but rather irrelevant now, judging by the last posting, some of the 2/1 Dorset Yeomanry instead of converting to cyclists, joined the MGC & served in France from July 16 onward......... Apparently they joined en masse, as is borne out by plentiful DY/MGC Mic's. But is there anyone who can give me any more info on where & when they might have seen action. i.e. once someone joined the MGC, how can I find out where they went to.

ChrisP.

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