11 June 2014

Fife & Forfar Yeomanry 1908-1914


This post will look at numbering in the Fife & Forfar Yeomanry between 1908 and 1914.

The regiment
has its origins in the Forfar Troop which was raised in 1793.  By 1914, and several  name changes later, it was
headquartered at Kirkcaldy and formed part of the Highland Mounted Brigade. It was distributed as follows:

A Squadron: Cupar
B Squadron: Dunfermline
C Squadron: Dundee
D Squadron: Forfar 

When, on 1st April 1908, it became the Fife & Forfar Yeomanry, it continued with the numbering series which it had used when it was the Fife & Forfar Imperial Yeomanry. Men who transferred from the Imperial Yeomanry to the Yeomanry retained their Imperial Yeomanry numbers and the majority of 1908 enlistments were men who had formerly served in the Imperial Yeomanry.
553 joined on 18th April 1908
1228 joined on 9th February 1909
1343 joined on 21st January 1910
1561 joined on 17th April 1911
1696 joined on 30th November 1912
1725 joined on 31st January 1913
1847 joined on 28th February1914
1873 joined on 6th August 1914
2065 joined on 16th September 1914
2237 joined on 20th October 1914
2397 joined on 30th November 1914

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